Join us for the opening night, artist talk, workshop, & exhibition by young local artist Holly O'Meehan
Holly O’Meehan’s exhibition, Elusive Tactility, loops together the physicality of crochet and ceramic to question the balance between art, craft, and design. Each piece begins with the solidarity of the ceramic foundation; its strength governs the shape of the crochet. She compares her practise of crocheting to drawing with yarn as it follows the lines begun by the ceramic base.
It’s a mediation whereby her hands build the shape, allowing thoughts to flow freely through her mind. It’s also an experiment with two vastly different outcomes: the crochet yarn can be reused when the end result is unsatisfactory; the ceramic cannot. Her work plays upon the tension between the materials.
These functionless vessels ask more questions than they answer in a whimsical dialectic between form and lack of function. Organic in their bodies, her creations reflect the structure of flora in her world, pieces of which she gathers in her daily journeys.
The free talk will precede a three-hour workshop which costs $50 + booking fee. Participants will be guided through a woven project, incorporating ceramic pieces to produce a functionless vessel in a meditation through weaving.
Materials and tools will be supplied. Participants are limited to 10, so book early to secure your place:
Date: Tue 23 Jan 2018
Time: 05:00pm - 06:00pm
Location: Upstairs, 267 William St, Northbridge Perth, Western Australia
Contact name: Catherine Landro