A little while ago one of my online friends posted about working on a challenge based on a swatch of vintage fabric. I was intrigued by the idea and decided to join in.
Materialized – all participants must respond to the fabric, ie; the pattern, the texture or the colour palette, by creating a finished piece incorporating or referencing their swatch.
The material will plant the seed of a creative idea and the final designs will “materialize” as the ideas ger…minate and grow into the finished piece.
The result will be a diverse collection of work that incorporates fashion and clothing, textiles, jewellery, accessories, works on canvas and paper and sculptural pieces.
Here is a peek at my canvas with the swatch fabric.
The challenge was run by Liz Jones at Gleaners Inc, a handmade design retailer based in Brunswick, Victoria. The idea was to create a piece, inspired by the vintage fabric which would then be included in an exhibition as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program (boy is a mouthful!)
The exhibition will run throughout March and you can find more details on the Materialized Facebook page.
The exhibition opens on March 7 – if you are a Melbournite I’d love to hear if you visit the exhibition!