Friday, 16 August 2013

Next Meeting Friday August 23 - Guest: Anita Larkin

Anita is a celebrated artist working with felting and sculpture.  Her work is exhibited widely, most recently an exhibition at the Wollongong City Gallery entitled "Me, the Road and I" showing Anita's sculpture works and a solo exhibition at Studio 19 featuring collages and wall mounted sculptures.  Anita recently finished a community project  working on a mural with year 6 St Michael's students at Thirroul with three panels installed in the main street.  

Anita says .....

“Since I was a small child I have collected and assembled found objects. Some of my fondest memories of being a child are the regular trips we would make to the refuse tip. . A great time was had hunting for treasures – and they were free! Dad was forever finding useful bits and pieces that would ‘ one day come in handy’. Watching him build things from recycled materials, I developed an eye for seeing the potential of objects and the ability of materials to be transformed into something else.
In 1993 I completed a Bachelor of Visual Art at Sydney College of the Arts.   In that same year I began making my own felt for sculptures and quickly developed a passion for the potential of this ancient craft. Feltmaking still informs part of my art practice, and I regularly teach classes in all aspects of feltmaking.It is an intriguing material that is both primitive yet industrial, and intensely tactile and evocative.”

For more about Anita and her art visit her fabulous website

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