Author Archives: kellymarietheartist

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.

An upcoming exhibition, Collaberration with Danish Quapoor

Photos of drawings from Collaberration with Danish Quapoor. Continue reading

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Soft sculptural crocheting 

Recent crochet; watermelons, icecreams, anatomy art, fungi and rugmaking Continue reading

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My four favourite podcasts to Helpx to (June 2017)

What I listen to while working in the garden, or painting the house. Continue reading

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Fermenting ramsoms and tri-cornered leeks 

How to make wild foraged three cornered leek and ramsom sauerkraut Continue reading

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Crochet on the road

Making bunting and travelling in the UK. Continue reading

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Helping out at a wild foods cookery school in Cornwall, Penzance

Assisting at a foraging and cookery school in Cornwall, learning to cook fish, rabbit and seaweed. Continue reading

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How to make wild garlic pesto (vegan friendly!)

How to make wild garlic and nettle pesto Continue reading

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