Here is this week's Messenger column.
Through this column I regularly review the many Craft Exhibitions on display in our region. So that you can date claim I have listed some of the exhibitions planned for Gallery 159 and Artisan in the first half of the year.
Gallery 159, TAFTA’s dedicated gallery space is open weekdays when an exhibition is in place, 11am-4pm, Sat/Sun. It is open weekdays by appointment ring (07) 3300.6491
February 7th – 22nd: Oceania Art Textiles. The official opening of this exhibition will be held on Saturday February 14th at 3pm. From 1 -5pm on that day, Beautiful Silks will be selling their silk products.
March 6th – 29th: will feature Australia Wide, an exhibition of 48 small quilts by members of the OzQuilt Network Inc. The official opening is on March 9th at 3pm.
May 16th – 31st: A Sensitive Journey featuring artist Sherry Liu.
June 14th – July 5th: Australia Naturally, this exhibition was launched at the International Shibori Symposium in Paris in November 2008.
Artisan is at 381 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley. They are open Tuesday – Friday 10.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm. Phone: 3215 0800
Their first exhibition of the year is Handmade Strange it will run from February 5th – April 4th.
Desert Psychedelic by Jimmy Pike, a Wearable Art exhibition will run from April 9th – May 30th.
Taken by Storm featuring the work of Storm Thorgenson, from the June 6th – August 1st.
Maybe I’ll see you there.