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Elusive Tactility | Holly O'Meehan

Join us for the opening night, artist talk, workshop, & exhibition by young local artist Holly O'Meehan

A selection of Functionless Vessels, ceramic and crochet, 2017, Photo Credit: 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.

In the workshop, hold Holly O’Meehan’s functionless vessels to experience their tactility while she talks about her practise and her residency in India that influenced her current work.

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:​


Event details

Date: Tue 23 Jan 2018

Time: 05:00pm - 06:00pm

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  • January 2018
    • Date: Wed 24 Jan 2018
      Time: 05:00pm - 06:00pm
    • Date: Thu 25 Jan 2018
      Time: 05:00pm - 06:00pm
    • Date: Fri 26 Jan 2018
      Time: 05:00pm - 06:00pm
    • Date: Sat 27 Jan 2018
      Time: 05:00pm - 06:00pm
    • Date: Sun 28 Jan 2018
      Time: 05:00pm - 06:00pm
    • Date: Mon 29 Jan 2018
      Time: 05:00pm - 06:00pm

Price: Free

Location: Upstairs, 267 William St, Northbridge Perth, Western Australia


Contact name: Catherine Landro