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Darling Downs Textile Art Group

12 July to 18 August 2018

Created exclusively for the 2018 Jumpers and Jazz in July festival artists of the Darling Downs Textile Art Group will explore the Universe, its colours, changing patterns, its magnetic enigma and creative appeal through the textile medium.

A unique immersive experience for all ages, this exhibition is a superb example of artists working collaboratively to create a collective narrative.

Group member Jan Scudmore says the group hopes that the exhibition appeals to a broad audience.

“Humanity’s interest in the Universe is profound and deep-rooted,” says Jan, “It is our intention to present an exhibition to give the viewer an experience as if they were actually travelling through space.”

This dynamic exhibition will feature predominately new works incorporating a delicious array of textile mediums in traditional and contemporary formats.

The Darling Downs Textile Art Group is an organisation of artists based on the Darling Downs who are dedicated to textile and quilt art practices.

Artists: 

Robyn Anderson
Jenny Burgess
Noeleen Fleming
Hilary Fogarty
Denise Hart
Noelle Hodges
Barbara Jenkins
Gillian Knott
Marion Lees
Elizabeth Schmidt
Sue Schmidt
Jan Scudamore
Jolanta Szymczyk
Iet van Vonderen


 

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Jessica Thompson

12 July to 11 August 2018

Former Warwick resident Jessica Thompson, who now lives in Brisbane, was inducted into the Warwick Art Gallery Tree Jumpers Artist Hall of Fame in 2017. Her crochet artistry has been recognised by the judges at just about every year of the festival since judging began ten years ago.

For this year’s festival the Gallery has invited Jessica to develop a new suite of crochet garments to showcase her skill and creative ability. Made from repurposed second hand knitwear and recycled materials the yarn artworks in her Jumperhead exhibition will incorporate human and animal forms. The artworks will life sized and explore themes of animal trophyism and human body adornment.

Jessica’s artwork has been recognised internationally at the World of Wearable Art in Wellington, New Zealand. She has recently been announced as a finalist in the 2018 competition and presentation. Jessica takes her crochet beyond the boundaries of your typical crochet artwork. She is inspired by camouflage, grunge, science fiction and geekery.

RADF LOCKUPJumperhead was made possible through a grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queesnalnd Governemnt and Southern Downs Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

          

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