textile art awards

At 2 pm on 2 June 2012, 4 textile artists were awarded with the following prizes for their winning power pole wraps in the Wrapped in St Marys event:

Textile Art – certificate and $300

Theme ‘power play’ – certificate and $200

Group, adult – certificate and $200

Group, junior – certificate and $150

The awards were presented at Gone Rustic Studio & Gallery by Mary Knowles (Greater Esk Tourism), Chris Hughes (Break O’Day Municipal Council) and Rod Corfe (Break O’Day Regional Arts).

Barbara Mellor’s amazing display of quilts was also officially launched; you can see her work here.

Lillian McRostie photographed the awards presentation – thank you Lillian!

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exhibitions 1

During the Wrapped in St Marys weekend, several exhibitions appeard in various venues around the town.

Barbara Mellor, a textile artist from the local Break O’Day municipality, specialises in using Asian fabrics, including Japanese antique kimono and obi.  She also incorporates other materials, such as Cambodian woven fabric and Indian sari fabric.

Here is a slideshow of her wonderful quilts and cushions, showcased at Gone Rustic Studio & Gallery.  To view any item in a larger format, first click pause, then right click on the photo and select view

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Photography:  Margit Salonen