Boyd Community Hub and Craft present Lindy De Wijn's collaborative project Leaves Of Lace.
'A single leaf is unique and a source of great beauty. It joins to a branch and that branch to another....soon you have a thriving tree.'
This site specific installation features lace gum leaves made by members of the Australian Lace Guild Victorian Branch and community members who have participated in workshops run by the Guild. These leaves are symbolic of the individuals that make up our crafting community. They are a contemporary reflection on each individual within this community.
Lindy De Wijn is a public artist living in Melbourne whose diverse practice includes bobbin lacemaking, exploring the role art plays in connecting people, ideas and space. She is often exploring the arts and the outdoors and being surprised, inspired and challenged by creative expression and the magic of nature.
As a member of the Australian Lace Guild Victorian Branch for many years, de Wijn finds constant inspiration and knowledge in connecting with this crafting community and enjoys making more sculptural lace using wire and other materials, bringing a contemporary feel and de-contextualizing traditional lace techniques.
The artist is also conducting a Bobbin Lace Leaf Workshop, giving visitors the chance to be introduced to the rhythm and beauty of bobbin lace making with Lindy de Wijn and other women of the lace making community who are keen to share their skills and love of lace.
Learn the basics of bobbin lace and create your very own lace leaf to add to the installation in the Boyd Community Hub foyer or take it home to enjoy.
This workshop is proudly supported by the Australian Lace Guild Victorian Branch, Craft Victoria and City of Melbourne.