Barometer Gallerys' exhibition Second Look reflects on how handmade textiles are collected, valued, cherished, loved, treasured and used by makers.
Some exhibitors have saved, stored, cared for and archived pieces made in the past and are presenting them for a second time. Others have reworked existing textiles into new works by recolouring, stitching, piecing, collaging, re-weaving and other techniques re-contextualising them into new works, creating pieces full of memory with traces of use, history and a past life.
All exhibitors value their materials, the hand made and in this exhibition are giving textiles a new life, a second look.
Artists: Jane Bodnaruk, Alana Clifton, Vita Cochran, Ro Cook, Nicole Ellis, Vivien Haley, Cecilia Heffer, Michele Elliot, Chris Hutch, Judith Kentish, Brenda Livermore, Christina Newberry, Barbara Rogers, Julie Ryder, John Parkes, Emma Peters, Liz Williamson and Melinda Young.
The exhibition can also be viewed through gallery windows at Barometer Gallery, 13 Gurner Street, Paddington.
This event is a part of Sydney Craft Week, 8 October – 17 October.
The Sydney Craft Week Festival is an Australian Design Centre initiative. View the complete festival program online.