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

people

What would any event be without the people?   Visitors, volunteers, participants … we couldn’t do without them.

Here is a selection of VIP’s, including 1 or 2 of the canine variety. There is even a photo of our ‘official’ photographer, Margit – can you find her?

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[Some of these photos have appeared in earlier posts, but – as they say – peoples is peoples!  Pics supplied by Margit Salonen, Mary Knowles and Janet Drummond.]

textile art on the power poles

What amazing talent we have in St. Marys and wider valleys area!

Thanks to Margit, we can enjoy the power pole wraps long after the event …

To view, just click on the thumbnails to enlarge.

This wrap was made by the children, staff and parents from St. Marys Child Care

                 

The students in Ruth Miller’s class at St. Marys District Highschool made not 1, but 2 entries –

                  

Ree Smith of Upper Scamander used paint, stitch and collage, as well as text, to give a wonderful depth of meaning to her artwork –

                   

This entry, made from donated clothing and a lot of sewing, was created by the St. Marys School Association Op Shop

                   

Shelly Carin from Fingal made this vibrant and colourful creation –

                 

Judy Duckett paid tribute to our local police; note the detailed quilting on the white background, and how well the wrap co-ordinates with the sign –

                 

Stitchedupmama, with her handspun and crocheted entry, certainly wasn’t going to be left out –

                   

Nor was Liz Rice, with 2 pole wraps, both entirely handstitched –

                   

Or A-nonni-Mouse, whose entry celebrates Christmas all year round

                 

Rita Summers of St. Marys also had a go –

                 

As did A Rustic Ragamuffin

                 

Want to know who won?  Just visit the About page … =D

church all wrapped up

Not only the power poles were wrapped during the weekend of 2 and 3 June – the Anglican Church in the main street was wrapped in a giant ribbon and bow, made from sheets!

Here are some photos, taken by Carole Withers –

 

 

Great to see the church community getting into the ‘Spirit’ of things!  =D

inaugural event

The first Wrapped in St Marys took place in the town of St Marys in Tasmania on 2 and 3 June 2012.

A cold but sunny winter Saturday morning saw intrepid exhibitors wrapping the poles in textile art – they themselves were also wrapped up against the frosty air!

A yarnbomber called stitchedupmama was also at work …

Here’s a sample photo –

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Michelle from the St. Marys Child Care was also putting up their entry; that’s the St. Marys Historic Hotel in the background –

More photos here!