16 June 2016 Textiles Link Latest Gallery Shows

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16 June 2016 Textiles Link Latest Gallery Shows

Works by a trio of artists working in different media - but linked by the theme of textiles - form the latest exhibition opening at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery at 6pm on Friday, July 1.

Described as one of the most significant textile artists of the 1960s, Coffs Harbour local Arno Thoener’s work retains its colour and vibrancy despite being designed and manufactured 50 years ago.

The exhibition includes metres of original fabric along with swatches, drawings and workbooks. Created long before computer-assisted drawing was invented, Thoener’s hand-drawn and hand-coloured images will also be on display in an exhibition which is a must for anyone interested in interior design, the history of textiles and fashion.

Inspired by Picasso, Modigliani, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Dali, Miro, Warhol and Lichtenstein, examples of his work hang in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

One of the region’s best painters, Isabel Ricketts, spent a whole year creating a body of work inspired by quilts made by her grandmother and from older quilts held by Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. Her work, entitled the ‘Fragility of Dreams’ unpacks the ways in which domestic textiles, including clothing, can generate and convey memories and feelings. Ricketts has overlaid several of these gentle paintings with fragile vintage garment patterns to great effect.

Every day for two years, Maryanne Coutts, who is well-known for her works depicting ambiguous, dark and often unsettling images, has made a small watercolour of the clothes of someone from each day’s news coverage. This exhibition brings all 730 images together, inviting the viewer to remember or reinvent the events that inspired them.

The artist is currently a senior lecturer at the National Art School. She was awarded the Portia Geach Memorial Award in 2007 and her work is held by several regional and tertiary collections.

All the exhibitions open at 6pm on Friday, July 1. Entry is $5 or FREE for children. Finger food will be served and refreshments are available for purchase. Everyone is welcome to attend.