Christine Beardsley’s long-term interest in textiles and focus on eco printing and rusting has evolved to reflect her interest in digital design and photography.
Christine and her husband share a long-term interest in re-vegetating their land on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Christine’s love of plants and the use of textiles was the major focus of her Certificate IV in Visual Arts (Textiles) in 2016 at Marden Seniors College. Christine dyes and prints a variety of natural textiles which she has placed in the environment and weathered using trees or rust. Various surface design and construction processes using stitch, print and collage may also be incorporated in the work. Her work reflects a desire for sustainable practice in all aspects of our lives.
The signature rusty printed and stitched artwork continues to evolve. Christine’s current practice embraces digital design, commercial print and stitch. The art quilt ‘Riverside Past and Present’ is part of her current direction exploring the banks of the Port River in South Australia and the competing interests of commerce and nature.
Riverside Past and Present
Retail Price: $800
Dimensions: 98x118cm (H x W)
Statement: In making this quilt I enjoyed the exploration of the manmade structures and natural history of the Port River in South Australia. The contrasts between abandoned industrial and neglected natural environment provide interest and an increased awareness of our past and possible future environmental issues.
Photographer: Christine Beardsley
© Christine Beardsley