Snapped: Why I’m Wearing This contribution for ABC Open

Snapped: Why I’m Wearing This Vintage Green Dress

ABC Open is asking for contributions for the series Snapped: Why I’m Wearing This. It was so difficult to choose any one particular thing; I went with a dress that is now no longer with me.

My most memorable experience wearing it was when this picture was taken; during a workshop event held during my 2012 residency at theGRID: hybrid arts collective in Toowoomba.

vintage green dress kelly-marie mcewan

Link to the Snapped: article here. It has been sent to a local opshop in The Great Cleanout of 2013; I hope whoever snags it wears it and makes some happy memories too.

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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