I have created 3 panels inspired by the flora of the Australian bush. Each of the 3 panel prints measures 30 cm x 30 cm with some extra fabric to allow for seams etc and has been hand printed on hand dyed fabric- so there is slight variations in each print because of its hand made nature. There will be a fourth panel which will measure 22 cm x 45 cm ( which I am working on as I write- the process is slow as the lino has to be carved before dyeing and printing take place)
Conditions of Submission
Each panel is for sale for $20 plus postage ( $3.00).
The idea is that you can stitch or do anything you like to the printed panels as long as any given side of your finished piece is no larger that 70 cm. You can be as wild and bushy as you like and given the Australian penchant for making it up as you go be as creative as you want. Only rules are no larger than 70 cm square ( but any other size within that parameter is permissable) and no fragile attachments- as finished pieces will travel in a suitcase from venue to venue. I am envisioning a wonderful encounter with the Australian bush!
You do not need to be Australian to enter- create your own version of an Australian bush encounter!
- add other fabrics
- collage fabrics/panels
- apply fabric paint
- hand stitch
- machine stitch
- apply embellishments
- add beads
- cut or alter
- let your imagination run
Each piece should be able to be pinned to a background fabric/fabric covered stands. Please sign your piece on the bottom right hand corner and clearly label your piece on the back with your return postage address.
The exhibition will start touring form the middle of May 2017 and pieces will need to be submitted by the beginning of May 2017 .
At present I have on hand a selection of printed panels in different colours. The photos below show some of the panels and colours but is not exhaustive.
Gumnuts and Gumleaves:
Banksia Cones and Flowers:
Unfurling Fern Frond;
Blackwoods Dancing ( panels are not square they measure 22 cm x 45 cm, each colour in the collage is a different panel)
Each colour is a separate panel. Email me if you would like to purchase a panel and tell me if you would like to join the project!
Or simply use the Paypal button and tell me which motif and colour.