Diane Mattiske, Ashburton, Victoria

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Diane Mattiske is a Melbourne based textile artist who works with a range of techniques to express her appreciation of the natural world. Diane’s areas of expertise include botanical dyeing, free motion machine embroidery, fabric collage, mono printing and 3D felt making.
The beauty within nature has significant influence on her art practice; commencing with leaves as a source of inspiration, to them being an integral component of the work’s creation.

Diane Mattiske: Red River Gum Wagga 1Morning walks have provided much of the foliage for the dye pots. Diane works predominantly with wind fall matter either sourced locally or gathered on country outings. Occasionally leaves and flowers have been picked from the home garden to satisfy her curiosity about what colour these items may produce. Diane has explored a range of botanical dyeing methods and various types of fabrics; her current preference is working with repurposed wool.

Diane hosted her first solo exhibition “Natural Progression” in November 2015 at Chapel on Station Gallery, in Box Hill. Over the last seven years Diane has regularly participated in both juried and group exhibitions.

River Red Gum Wagga #1

Retail Price: NFS
Dimensions: 76 x 76 cm, 30 x 30in (H x W)
Statement: A weekend away, some freshly gathered regional foliage, recycled woollen blanket and various resists inspired a new series of explorations, which produced some delightful results.
Working with wool reminded me of the early Australian bush quilts; I reverted to hand stitching to complete my modern version of a Wagga.
Photographer: Diane Mattiske

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