My artwork honours/celebrates core themes of family, history, women’s work, domesticity, handwork/fancywork, home and the need to decorate.
Of late I have been exploring Australian history, particularly the Swan River Colony, making note of historical quirks and points of interest then using these to develop works away from my norm.
I aim to develop the breadth and strength of my voice through telling creative stories related to these themes.
Whilst known as a textile artist, I was also a sculpture major and am currently reintroducing ceramics, drawing and other skills, as needed, to my practice to aid the telling of these tales.
France’s life is OUT OF KILTER
Dimensions: 59 x 44.2 x 9cm (H x W)
Statement: Journals from early settlers in Western Australia enable us to glimpse their tough, resourceful lives in this harsh foreign land. Writing from educated women records their hard and interesting life. Women like Frances Bussell worked as hard as the men by day, then stitching, woman’s work, waited for night.
Photographer: Bewley Shaylor