Monday, January 7, 2019

Black and White

Mandala XIV - hand stitched mandala - Annette Tubnor 

Classic theme inspires Newcastle artists ... 

Source : Timeless Textiles website 

The artists and makers who are members of the Newcastle Creative Embroiderers and Textile Artists (NCEATA) were challenged to respond in “Black and White”for a new exhibition opening this month at Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles Gallery. 
Black and White Art Works  by Ruth Spence, Anne-Marie Kelly and Karen Murray 
For many of the textile artists, who typically love to explore the richness of colour in their work, the “Black and White”theme led them to previously uncharted territory. Wilma SImmons said the NCEATA artists had worked creatively with the black and white palette.“When black and white take centre stage, an artist’s message, and their emotions, shine through” she said. “Stripping out colours adds clarity and depth to their chosen subject.”
Detail of "Is it Just Black and White" by Lee-Ann Deegan 
The exhibition displays the artists’ observations of nature and showcases their skills and textile art techniques.
Willy Wagtial - ttextile sculpture by Bronwyn Greive 
They have  also examined and added different layers of interpretation. “Some of the works are artistic reflections on the idiomatic usage of the words ‘black and white’. They include historical and literary symbolism, cultural connotations, and psychological states represented by these contrasts.”  
Diffusion  (  machine and hand stitching using pojagi techniques  ) - Rhonda Porter
 NCEATA artists use their textile art to deliver strong messages and emotions in the Black and White exhibition. They tell interesting stories, share detailed observations, and convey clear thoughts and concepts.
Artist Ruth Spence with friends of the gallery 
“Black and White”exhibition will run from 27 December 2018 to 13 January 2019 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays and public holidays).  The exhibition was  officially opened by Dr Diane Volker at 6pm on 3 January 2019.


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