'Fabric of Botany'- Film of my Churchill Fellowship, Tas/French connection
This is your invitation to ‘Fabric of Botany’, the first screening of my short film of broadcast quality, made from the raw footage and interviews taken on my 2018 Churchill Fellowship journey and my summer Arts Residency on the N.E.Peninsula of Recherche Bay, Tasmania.
State Cinema, Hobart, 29th Nov, 2018, 6pm.
My presentation will reveal visually rich cultural/historical material and selections of interviews, relevant to Australia’s botanical history, early French exploration and cross-cultural relationships.
Using art and music to help protect our cultural/historical landscape was the theme of my paper at the World Museum in Liverpool. The protection of and advocacy for threatened wild places and plants form the foundation and inspiration for my Churchill Fellowship and the body of artwork for fabric which I am creating.
During my recent Churchill Fellowship study, I was given access to the botanical specimens and print collections located in Paris, Florence, and Kew herbarium, from the D'Entrecasteaux and Baudin expeditions to Tasmania.
Developing original contemporary cultural motifs for art and fabric design from my studies is my ongoing project.
The gardens, architecture, interviews and museum exhibitions all made this journey a fascinating experience, captured by Tasmanian Filmmaker, Joe Shemesh, who accompanied me to document this work.
Come and see a selection from my travels and the Tasmanian context from which my artwork grows.
The session will be followed by an opportunity to see my fabrics displayed in the Screening Room.
Film, slideshow and talk- Thursday 29th November at 6pm, at the State Cinema Hobart.
Booking links below: Please book by 25/11/18 so the larger theatre can be secured.
I hope I might see you there : )
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