Inhabit was a group show held in March 2015 with an informal group of crafters from Ballarat. We made small works that were exhibited in the laneway boxes of Unicorn Gallery. Go to Facebook and search Unicorn Lane Gallery for more information about this great exhibition space for small works in Ballarat.
Artist’s statement for INHABIT
The verb inhabit comes from the Old French enhabiter, meaning to “dwell in”
- to occupy as a place of settled residence or habitat: live in <inhabit a small house
- to be present in or occupy in any manner or form <the humans who inhabit this tale
- to exist or be situated within; dwell in
- weird notions inhabit her mind
Cecily Davis, Screen, fly wire, balsa wood, embroidery thread, acrylic paint, 2015
The scrolled wrought iron patterns of suburbia. Whether gate, fence or doorway, they form a boundary to our personal space.
More of the artist’s work can be viewed at www.cecilydavismillinery.com
Jodie Goldring, Handmade Life 1, 2015, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2015
Jodie Goldring, Handmade Life 2, 2015, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2015
Jodie Goldring, Descansos, 2015, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2015
This work depicts a hand made life that is gradually fashioned by following the seasons of the self.
Laura Mah, “Home is where the art is”, yarn, nylon, string & cardboard, 2015
Laura Mah, “Home Sweet Home”, yarn, enamel paint & cardboard, 2015
My home is where I create. These houses represent the joy I find in colour, and my love of using fibre.
Emily Maher, Home at 42, wool felt, wool and fabric pieces, 2015
Emily Maher creates felt and fabric pieces for sale under her brand name Mim Pickle. With a strong emphasis on natural materials, these little pieces of textile art seek to create a moment to pause and wonder amidst the hustle of everyday life.
More of the artist’s work can be viewed at: www.facebook.com/MimPickle
Emily Van Der Molen
Emily Van Der Molen, Starburst Hanging, yarn, beads, rope, string and cardboard
Emily Van Der Molen, Granny Hanging, yarn, beads, rope, string and cardboard
My works comment on a long history of women’s crafts and the way in which we use these crafts to decorate the spaces we inhabit. 1970’s wall hangings, crochet, macramé and gods eyes are nostalgic crafts for me as they evoke memories of spaces I have inhabited throughout my life.
More of the artist’s work can be viewed at www.emilyvandermolen.weebly.com