Creative Tanks in 2013, by Kelly-Marie McEwan

Creative Tanks in 2013

Creative Tanks in 2013 was my last year to be a part of the event. As you may know from following my blog, I am moving away from the town to pursue…something….somewhere. If you didn’t know, I am leaving Australia in less than a month to move overseas.

creative tanks 2013 map

So, here are a few images from my Creative Tanks spot in 2013. I was at Phatburgers this year! I have also written about my 2011 and 2012 Creative Tanks previously. Thank you to made.creative space toowoomba and all the business owners who have allowed me to spend a little time with them creating some special things.

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I found the guide for these cakes on a blog (thanks again, Pinterest!). You can find the recipe for all six of these shapes by following this link. I made the ‘caramel tart’ and ‘rainbow sponge’ myself, as I was four cakes in by that point and comfortable with making the shapes needed.

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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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