Perth gallery celebrates textiles “renaissance”

Katharyn Quinn (West Perth), Helen Crowley (Carine), Fiona Perrella (Karrinyup) and Rachel Coolican (Karrinyup) at the Fabrication exhibition. Photo: Martin Kennealey d493592
Katharyn Quinn (West Perth), Helen Crowley (Carine), Fiona Perrella (Karrinyup) and Rachel Coolican (Karrinyup) at the Fabrication exhibition. Photo: Martin Kennealey d493592

WITNESS the revival of textiles at The Art Space Collective’s latest exhibition.

The Scarborough gallery hosts a variety of artworks celebrating fabric and fibre as part of the free Fabrication: Beyond Functionality exhibition.

“Textiles are undergoing their own renaissance, no longer confined to the boundaries of pure functionality and limited spheres of creative expression,” gallery volunteer Irene Madden said.

“Whether through weaving, crochet, stitching, threads or macrame and the unique incorporation of acrylics and papers, this exhibition will bring you to understand a whole new level of artistic expression.”

Pieces by WA artists including Anne Gee, Danielle Stewart, Jennifer Gaye, Kate Fitzpatrick, Lyn Franke and Sian Boucherd are on display.

The Art Space Collective volunteers and resident artists Helen Crowley and Rachel Coolican, of Ranhouse Studio, photographer Katharyn Quinn and Fiona Perrella, who runs Strength Heroes, have also contributed to the exhibition.

Fabrication runs until July 26.

Visit the gallery at 80A Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

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