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Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Great Tablecloth | Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale

The Great Tablecloth
29 October 2012 - 1 January 2012
Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale
Opening: Saturday 29 October 3pm
Features Red Thread member and feature artist Cheryl Hutchens and also good friend and mentor Irmina van Niele plus a number of artists working in jewellery, painting, mixed media, glass and ceramic... should be a hoot!

Monday, October 24, 2011

How does your Arts Career grow?

How Does your Arts Career Grow? free public forum
Monday 31 October 2011 | 6:30-9:30pm
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre

An exclusive opportunity to take part in a panel discussion with some of Adelaide’s most progressive and proactive arts professionals. Contribute and share your thoughts on what it takes to start, grow and sustain a career in the modern day arts industry. Whether your passion lies with performing, publicity, marketing or even law, bring your fresh ideas and tough questions for an evening of thorough discussion and forward thinking.

Panel includes: Christie Anthoney (Facilitator), Creative Director, TAFE SA AC Arts; Annette Tripodi, Operations and Program Manager, WOMADelaide; Brigid Noone, Independent Artist & Curator; Edwin Kemp Attrill, Artistic Director, University of Adelaide Theatre Guild and Ianto Ware, Project Manager, Renew Adelaide

How Does Your Arts Career Grow? is presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and Carclew Youth Arts and is a free event, however online registration is essential. To secure your seat and for more information, visit

Monday, October 17, 2011

Feature Artist | Cheryl Hutchens

Tell us about yourself, how would you describe your work? My work explores the experience of illness and the fragility of the body. Recent work has used embroidery to investigate some common viruses and bacteria which cause us pain and suffering.
Who or what inspires you to create? Most of all I really like making things. If I wasn’t making art I’d be stitching home wares or making clothes. I’m fascinated by the internal workings of the body and I get a great deal of my inspiration from medical textbooks, documentaries and TV shows like Embarrassing Bodies.
What materials do you like to work with? Any fibre, but mostly cloth based textiles. At the moment I’m really interested in embroidery and knitting.
What are your favourite 5 art related websites or blogs? – for industry news and information about grants, competitions and exhibitions – I would like to say I visit just for news…but often also for shopping – a fantastic source for knitting inspiration – wonderful blog by an English author devoted to all the good things in life (…knitting, quilting, baking) and she posts beautiful photographs of her creations and travels – NAVA is good for arts business advice (and you can look me up in the artist galleries here to see more of my work)
If you could give one piece of advice for emerging artists, what would it be? Make the work that you want to make and don’t be influenced too much by other’s opinions.
Cheryl Hutchens graduated from the South Australian School of Art in 1999 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts. She studied dress-making at Douglas Mawson Institute of TAFE before moving to London in 2003, where she lived for two years and worked in the Library and Archive of the Tate Gallery. Cheryl was a finalist in the Stanthorpe Art Festival and the Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award in 2010, and in February this year her Break, suffer, heal series was acquired by the Adelaide University’s art collection. Cheryl is currently undertaking post-graduate study at the South Australian School of Art.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Exhibitions | Dare to Differ & Ernabella Arts

Spring has definitely sprung and October has many wonderful exhibitions, artist talks and workshops to offer. Dare to Differ at Gallery M is a celebration of contemporary quilts curated by the Quilters Guild of South Australia and features Red Thread member Susan Long. Head along to the exhibition floor talk "What is an Art Quilt?" on Sunday 16 October 2pm, which looks at the quilts on display as well as hearing from Suzanne Gummow on what makes a good quilt. Cost is FREE however bookings are essential 8377 2904 and for more details visit the Gallery M website

Image: June Brown, rust on cotton

SA Museum will present an exhibition of new works from Ernabella Arts, Australia's oldest Indigenous arts centre, acknowledging its long history but with sights firmly set on the future. Opening from 14 October - 13 November, the museum will run storytelling and basket making workshops which can be booked through the Education Team 8207 7429 for more info visit the SA Museum website
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