Rute is a research based designer armed with a knitting machine.
The Artist in Residence program focuses on craftspeople who “make from home”. In the Craft Library space, we are recreating a domestic style working studio environment with three makers – also including Tai Snaith and Stephanie Hicks.
We had a quick chat with Rute about her work.
How would you describe your studio or making environment at home?
Fluid - always changing, always moving.
Describe what people will find you doing at Craft during this project...
I will be demonstrating the TRICOTAUTOMAT project, which invites people/guests to get their photo taken and have it knitted live and in real time.
What’s the significance of the handmade to you?
A sincere expression.
What is your philosophy or motto when it comes to creativity?
Follow your instincts.
What are you reading at the moment?
Last week I came back to this book that I love, “Água Viva” by Clarice Lispector.
Where do you go in Melbourne for inspiration?
A walk in the sun.
Want to have a cuppa and chat with Rute and the other Artists in Residence as well as Troy Emery? Come to the Afternoon Tea event Friday, August 17, 1-3pm