Random weave fibre artworks

I first learned how to random weave in 2011, with guidance from tutor Lesley Hall. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience random weaving and creates beautiful randomly woven baskets using the stunning branches of eucalyptus caesia ‘Silver Princess’. The Basketmakers of Victoria organised the workshop which was held in the stable at Wattle Park in Melbourne.

For a few years I made randomly woven vessels that were then useful as sample baskets for teaching students in the workshop setting.  More recently, I have been exploring random weaving in a more sculptural way in artworks that have been exhibited in a small number of shows since 2017.

CSA 20yrs 3

Pictured above: Works made and exhibited for the show entitled ‘TWENTY – Celebrating 20 years of Contemporary’ at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery in September 2017.

LHS: Pierced Seed 3, Goldring, 60cm wide x 60cm deep x 60cm high, wisteria, hardenbergia and jasmine, 2017.

RHS: Pierced Seed 2, Goldring, 45cm wide x 20cm deep x 45cm high, English iris, red-hot poker, cane, wisteria and flax, 2017

CSA 20yrs 2‘TWENTY-Celebrating 20 years of Contemporary Sculpture’, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, September 2017.

CSA 20yrs 1‘TWENTY-Celebrating 20 years of Contemporary Sculpture’, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, September 2017.

Fibre Fusion 1Fibre Fusion: Functional and sculptural works by Western Fibre Artists, BMAC Gallery in Bacchus Marsh, November 2018.

Fibre Fusion DETAILFibre Fusion: Functional and sculptural works by Western Fibre Artists, BMAC Gallery in Bacchus Marsh, November 2018.