We are excited to be hosting this exhibition of tapestry, celebrating the handmade.
Local artist and Boom regular Rachel Hine lives and works in Geelong. Over the last 20 years, Rachel has been devoted to the ancient artform of tapestry weaving. This is a labour of love. Rachel has an ongoing interest in the notion of ‘looking’ and the wild nature of people and animals.
Hilary Green is an Australian environmental artist currently living and working in Hobart, Tasmania.
She has exhibited in ARIs, commercial and public galleries throughout Australia including prestigious textile touring exhibitions and awards shows. Her work is represented in public and private collections, including The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), in Hobart.
Since completing a Master of Fine Art in 2016 her practice has engaged with intuitive sensorial responses to materials based processes, often described through an abstract language of mark making. Green amasses collections of culturally and environmentally significant botanical specimens that she uses as materials in her works on paper and installations.
Rachel Wood is well known particularly in Melbourne, but also Internationally for her engaging workshops with 'Wunderweave'. She teaches amazing classes complete with handmade wooden looms for students to keep. Rachel experiments with her medium outside of the classroom, exploring 3D ideas and developing new techniques. This will be her first time exhibiting her woven tapestries.