Fusion Art Project workshop inspires young and old


L-R: Elizabeth Barendregt, Joyce Tasma and Anne Williams (front) Dimity Gregson and Sarah Toohey. Picture: David Baylis d452430
L-R: Elizabeth Barendregt, Joyce Tasma and Anne Williams (front) Dimity Gregson and Sarah Toohey. Picture: David Baylis d452430

YOUNG and old alike shared their inspiration to create at a workshop on Tuesday for people of all ages and abilities.

Artists Anne Williams and Joyce Tasma guided the enthusiasts through a day of wrapping, binding and stitching to make three-dimensional ‘forest dwellers’ from natural materials.

The Mundaring Arts Centre workshop was the final in the year-long FUSION Art Project, a community program of inclusive activities with a focus for people with disability.

The forest dwellers creatures will be on display in the arts centre from May 27 to June 26, along with artworks made over the past year in other FUSION workshops.

Past workshops have centred on the techniques of drawing, graffiti art, printmaking, felt making, papermaking, painting and textiles.

WA fibre artists Williams and Tasma use plants dye to colour their threads and fabrics, and recycle old linen and other cloth in their artwork.

Williams is currently exhibiting at Mundaring Arts Centre in her first solo exhibition.

Through the Singing of My Hands is a collection of small and intricate hand-stitched wall pieces and books.

Arts centre project officer Sarah Toohey said embedded in each piece were layers of old fabrics, too beautiful to discard and rich in symbolism.