Blending old fibres

By Ian Beeck | posted on September 15, 2019

EXHUMATION and Resurrection is the theme of the Felters in the Great Southern (FIGS) exhibition for this year’s Southern Art and Craft Trail.

All artists have either unfinished and/or unsuccessful project pieces laying around in their studios.

In the theme of upcycling and regeneration, FIGS members have given their long-buried project pieces an opportunity of a new life.

Member project pieces were dug up and then randomly swapped amongst each other in a lucky dip.

Out of this resurrection, the pieces have been destroyed, cut up, modified, and made into new and exciting artworks.

These artworks will be displayed, and be for sale, at the FIGS exhibition.

FIGS will be exhibiting for the first time in Denmark, at the Golden Hill Steiner School hall on Scotsdale Road from Saturday, September 21 to Sunday, October 6 from 10am to 4pm.

The opening ceremony takes place on September 21 from 11am to 12.30pm.

FIGS formed eight years ago, evolving from summer school classes and now have 30 members from Walpole to Cranbrook.

The group meet on the third Sunday of every month at the Bornholm Hall from 10am to 4pm.

Each year the group comes up with a project with profits donated to community groups such as the Albany Hospice.

For those interested in joining, contact Chairperson Lynley Campbell on 0447 782 746 or email figs2015@yahoo.com.au