Alison Muir, Cremorne, NSW

Website: www.muirandmuir.com.au
E-mail: quiltmakers@ozquiltnetwork.org.au 

 Water is the driving force in my world, and I needed to smell and see the sea to be happy. By 2000 I developed an individual style using ‘vlisoflixed’ strips of cloth in layers; this style was used for the quilt Short Poppies are valuable too juried into Quilt National 2001.  Aquamarine: recent textiles by Alison Muir displayed 12 works depicting images of water, both fresh and salt and its impact on Sydney, with 10 years of existing work at a solo exhibition comprising 35 works at Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney in November 2005.  From 2006 Fathoming the depths: informative textiles presented social & environmental issues : the politics of water for a Master of Design (Hons) 2010 at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney Australia.  Ancient messages using hand stitched and dyed whole cloth was juried into Quilt National 2011.

Alison Muir-Carbon 2
The process I use begins with a ‘water message’ and the design is generated using appropriate research, techniques, colours and stitching with unconnected traditions such as dyed textiles and political comment, scientific details and text in natural dyed textile landscapes/seascapes to deliver messages, sometime political and always passionate about our environment.

Carbon 2

Retail Price: NFS
Dimensions: 54 x 36cm ( H x W)
Statement: Eucalyptus stained water breeds strange bed fellows
Exhibitions: ‘Fathoming the depths’ College of Fine Arts 2010.
Photographer: Andy Payne

Carbon 3 by Alison MuirCarbon 3

Retail Price: AUD$900
Dimensions: 45 x 44cm ( 18 x 17in)( H x W)
Statement: Plankton reside in fresh & salt water.
Exhibitions: Exhibitions: Colorida Gallery Lisbon Portugal 2014.
Photographer: Andy Payne

 

Alison Muir-Carbonsink 2Carbon sink 2

Retail Price: NFS
Dimensions: 90 cm x 96 cm ( H x W)
Statement: International scientists agree ‘seagrass’ is known to be a safe and reliable carbon sink. Yet man destroys acres of seagrass to build marinas thereby creating more carbon that needs to be sequested
Exhibitions: Juried to Quilts + Art + Quilts at Schweinfurth Art Centre New York USA in 2014. The Quilters Guild of SA, Dare to Differ exhibition, Adelaide 2015
Photographer: Andy Payne