The Lomandra Project and Wendy Jane Sheppard

Lomandra_Project_2

The third stop on my Healesville shop crawl, The Artist's Lounge revealed two great artists, weaver Adrienne Kneebone and painter Wendy Jane Sheppard.  

Lomandra_Project_5

These fabulous woven shapes are all examples of the work of Adrienne Kneebone.  She recently worked in the Northern Territory for four years on the Pandanus Project, weaving with indigenous artists and learning about their centuries old weaving methods.  This mp3 from ABC Darwin will give you a great idea of what that project was about.

She now lives in Warburton and is keen to bring fibre art to the area.

I would like to work with Indigenous and non-Indigenous makers and weavers to create forms out of the local fibre Lomandra and put Victorian Fibre art back on the map!“  Adrienne Kneebone.

 

With an exhibition at Three Stories Artspace and a fibre weaving workshop for local artists, Adrienne is well on the way to achieving her aim.  These works are all available through The Artist's Lounge or you may like to contact Adrienne directly via her website.


Lomandra_Project_3


Lomandra_Project_6

The Artist's Lounge really is true to its intention- for artists to "take over this town" (Healesville).  It's a happening place- of the artistic kind.  This last week and a bit they have been hosting local artists doing 'their thing' in the shop window. Shoppers have been stopped in their Christmas shopping tracks... pondering the artwork emerging in front of their eyes. While I was there, a group of five artists arrived, having made the trip to Healesville especially to talk to Artist's Lounge 'artist in residence', Wendy Jane Sheppard about her arts practice.  Wendy Jane Sheppard is a participant in the Yarra Valley Open Studios Program. She's passionate about animals especially their care and husbandry by humans. As she worked away in the window she generously talked about every aspect of the work, from the building up of the image and the paint she was using, to the importance of the image for her intellectually. A tiny microcosm of the artist at work.

Wendy_Jane_Sheppard_1

The artwork and artisan wares available at The Artist's Lounge offer the Christmas shopper the opportunity to buy presents with attitude. Bravo the Artist's Lounge!

Thanks again to the owners of The Artist's Lounge, Ali and Billy for their generous hospitality and for having the courage to follow their dreams.

Woven artwork in this post is Adrienne Kneebone©.


Parent Category: Arts
Facebook Image

Jenny Reddin pours to perfection

Jenny Reddin pours to perfection. My latest hunt for great things to show you led me to Not the Archies. That led me to Margaret McLoughlin. Then last week to Jenny Reddin. Both… More…

Archibald Finalist Ken Done

Ken Done Archibald Finalist Ken Done and partner Judy made the trip from Sydney for the festivities at TarraWarra Museum of Art, for the opening of the 2011 Archibald Prize. I… More…

Tim Peel wins Premiers Award for Excellence

Tim Peel wins Premier's Award for Excellence. Tim Peel© Sculptural Ring, gold, South Sea pearl, spinel, diamond. (Photograph courtesy of the artist) Just before the Yarra Valley… More…

Margaret McLoughlin

Margaret McLoughlin Margaret McLoughlin is experimenting with encaustic painting. This series of three encaustic paintings on board, are among her first explorations in this… More…

Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards 2011

Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards 2011 Anna-Maria Plescia©, Anew, Calico and toothpicks, 152x50x25cm. (Detail) I've got one word for you about the Yering Station… More…

Michelle Mischkulnig

Michelle Mischkulnig Who could resist the riot of colour that is a hallmark of Michelle Mischkulnig's textiles. Judging from the huge success of her recent exhibition at Yering… More…

Alistair Whyte

Alistair Whyte I mentioned in the Tim Peel blog that the Yarra Valley Open Studio Program inspired the birth of Isiiad. It was Alistair Whyte's work that drew me to explore that… More…

Zhong Chen

Zhong Chen Zhong Chen © Self-portrait on a horse. Finalist 2011 Archibald Prize. Standing in front of Zhong Chen's self portrait at the 2011 Archibald at Tarrawarra Museum of Art,… More…

Farewell the Archibald

Farewell the Archibald Juan Ford Ultrapilgrim, oil on linen, 168cm x 214cm © Juan Ford Archibald Finalist 2012 The 2012 Archibald closed at TarraWarra Museum of Art on the 8th of… More…

Raelene Sharp and that Archibald Packing Room Prize

Raelene Sharp and that Archibald Packing Room Prize Raelene Sharp, A strength of character, oil on canvas, 132 x 132cm. ©Raelene Sharp Winner of the Archibald Packing Room Prize… More…

2012 Not The Archies-Peter Allen

2012 Not The Archies winner- Peter Allen You could be forgiven for wondering if I'm still not over the Archibald and am having yet another 'farewell' moment with this portrait.… More…

Antonio Villella

Antonio Villella I'm up early this morning to write this as Antonio is bringing one of his sculptures over to Isiiad this morning. We're going to see if it fits in the spot that I… More…

Yarra Valley Open Studios Artist- Ember Fairbairn

Yarra Valley Open Studio's Artist- Ember Fairbairn This weekend will see artists across the Yarra Valley open their studios to the public. I've had a great time catching up with… More…

Life Drawing at ACME et al

Life Drawing at ACME et al- Deshabille The French- English dictionary says the word deshabille means partly dressed, undressed or carelessly dressed. Partly dressed and undressed… More…

Textile Extravaganza at ACME et al

Textile Extravaganza at ACME et al. Today I went over to Yarra Glen to see Yering Station for the first time. I spent the first hour there with my mouth open saying "Wow!" way too… More…

Sonic Spheres

Sonic Spheres Detail of TarraWarra Biennial artist Dylan Martorell’s exhibition work, Sound Tracks TarraWarra 2012, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and… More…

Sioux Dollman

Sioux Dollman In the case of this Yarra Valley Open Studio artist, it's all about the house. As these photos will attest, Sioux Dollman has applied her background in sculpture to… More…

Three Stories Artspace

 Three Stories Artspace Here's a wonderful place in the middle of the Yarra Valley. Three Stories Artspace. Under the creative watch of Ali Griffin, it's a mecca for local… More…

Mud Glass Metal

Mud Glass Metal Four local studios ply their wares in the last stop on my Healesville shop crawl, Mud Glass Metal. As the name implies, ceramics, glassware and jewellery are on… More…

A 'Clandestine' Exhibition

A 'Clandestine' Exhibition ...those words pretty much sum this one up! ACME et al have done it again. They've put on an exhibition that's a little bit of 'naughty' and a lot of… More…

Copyright

THIS ENTIRE SITE © 2010-2012 ISIIAD. ALL OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN MATERIAL HEREIN, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ARE COPYRIGHTED BY ISIIAD. NO PART OF THIS SITE, OR ANY OF THE CONTENT CONTAINED HEREIN, MAY BE USED OR REPRODUCED IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER WITHOUT EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER.