I took the time on Saturday to have a look at a small exhibition that was on display at a Library fairly near by. I had read on Sue Stone's ( U.K.) Facebook page that It was coming to my area and that she had a piece displayed in it. The exhibition was called "Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia i" and is quoted as being one of Europe's Leading reviews of textile Miniatures. The works are all 20x20x20c, which makes it easy to transport and display. The display was mounted by The Warwick Art Gallery (Qld Australia) in partnership with Gdynia City Museum Poland who curated the works displayed. ( I will take a few days to show the pieces that caught my eye.)
I found the piece by Sue Stone easily. I had seen this piece before but didn't realise it's size. When I looked into it I was able to see the intense detail in the background stitching. (Her signature fish was in the picture.)
The gallery is housed in a space in the Capalaba Library and this is an out of the way location. Good for me because I had the place to myself. (I asked the attendant if I could take photos and she didn't have any information that I couldn't, so I did.) I was able to really look at every piece on display.
This piece was cross stitch on Aida cloth and showed a really good use of colour and direction. Simple but complex.
There were some work by Queensland artists, two of whom I know. That was a bit of a surprise.
The top one
and the second.
And I was taken by this free form crochet piece.
I had to look at this one a couple of times before I saw the image.
To be continued....