Beyond the Seam Artist Talk

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Presenting guest speaker Martien van Zuilen: exhibition curator, Convener of Fibres West, and fibre artist


Beyond the Seam: Conceptual works in fibre art brings together the work of 12 outstanding national and international contemporary artists. Curated by Martien van Zuilen, the exhibition explores how fibre art, its materiality and the various processes of making can engage our understanding of the tactile and transformative potential of working with cloth, natural materials and thread.


About the guest speaker:

Martien van Zuilen is a felt artist and tutor living in Perth, Australia. She exhibits her high-quality and distinctive felt art nationally and internationally. Since the late 1980s she has delivered felt-making workshops at all levels of experience throughout Australia, Europe and the USA. Martien is the founder of the Victorian Feltmakers, the Convenor of Fibres West Inc, and the current editor of Felt - Australia’s national felting magazine.

In 2013, she completed her PhD in Anthropology with an ethnographic thesis on the significance of women’s textile art in Australia. Martien’s artwork is published in numerous international publications, including Showcase 500 Art Necklaces, Textile Fibre Forum, Felt Matters, ViltKontakt, Fiber Art Now, Yurts Tipis and Benders, FELT, verFilzt Und zugeNäht, Pots and Pods for Feltmakers, Adventures in the Third Dimension, and Worldwide Colours of Felt.

Event Details:

Date: Sunday, 27th May 2018

Time: 2:30pm


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