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Seeing the Light

Photography by Rod Hardinge Textile Art by Sue Taylor

19 February to 17 March 2019

OFFICIAL OPENING: Friday 22 February, 6–8pm

ROD HARDINGE My original concept for the Seeing the Light exhibition was to use light in ways where the source of the illumination was not obvious and resulted in photographs that were at once both mysterious and powerful.

I have embraced the current movement for vibrant colour and the use of portable battery powered flash that allows the photographer to “take the studio outside”.

This work marks a return to exhibiting after a decades long break during which I continued to work as a professional photographer and teacher of photography.

Some of the works show a “cinematic” sensibility gained from a recent 10 year interest in shooting cinema photography.

I would like to thank the people who appear in the photographs because without their contribution the images would not exist and I look forward to creating more in 2019.

Fine art photography is photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as a photographer. Using photography as a medium to bring something to life that only lives in the artist’s mind.

SUE TAYLOR first fell in love with fibres at age six when she started learning textile work from her mother. It began a lifelong journey with fibre art that has seen her try her hand at everything from embroidery and quilting to freeform knitting and crochet. She studied Textile Art and Design at Deakin University and has attended workshops with celebrated textile artists, Kaffe Fasset, Loani Prior and Prudence Mapstone.

Sue has had pieces displayed in the Victorian Parliament and her crocheted poppies have travelled around the world with the 5000 Poppy Project which held displays at the Australian War Memorial, Fromelles in France, and the Chelsea Flower Show in London.

In the every day, Sue searches for new techniques and styles to add to her artistic repertoire. She enjoys devising new ways to produce old forms, giving a 21st-century spin to a practice that has been used for centuries. She also creates baby wear to donate to the Treasured Babies Program, Chance’s Clothing Project and local Special Care Nurseries.

Sue’s current work draws inspiration from the colours and textures of the natural world. You can follow her exploits on Instagram and Facebook @fibreinfusion.

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