Art From Junk 2011 at the Long Gallery in Salamanca Hobart Tasmania is a local annual community exhibition where schools and individuals utilise cast off refuse for artworks large and small. It’s always incredibly entertaining and taking advantage of the Easter break I entered a series of textile panels.
I’ve had fun with this quick and dirty design brief walking into the local tip shop locating these three panels ( still no idea what their original use was?) plus red and white electrical cable within a half hours browse. I later found some red plastic cement plugs at the hardware store. I handed it in for exhibit same day the following week.
I will bolt them to my garden fence for additional privacy as well as a decorative feature. I believe these are now sketches for further pieces if I can just scout for industrial waste I’d like to continue the architectural textile theme…
Next term I am lining up a few visiting artists to coordinate kitchen garden art projects for my students. I am looking forward to that. I’m too busy teaching the cooking side myself and I’m keen for the collaboration!