Brief Encounters Australia – Creative Arts fusion in Toowoomba, Queensland

The Brief Encounters project – in Australia!

Very pleased to announce I’ve been invited to participate in the Brief Encounters project. It has been running in Vancover since 2005, started up by some interesting folks called the Tomorrow Collective.

brief encounters toowoombaI’ll be working on this project with Matt Collins,  co-creator of other projects such as The Funny Boys in 2012.

The Empire Theatre has done a great write up about the project, which is here. I will leave you with the tagline, which is both exciting and daunting;

12 Diverse Artists. 6 Unusual Pairs. 2 Weeks to Create.

“Artistic blind date meets creation under-the-gun.”

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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One Response to Brief Encounters Australia – Creative Arts fusion in Toowoomba, Queensland

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