Thursday, 21 June 2012

Petites 2012

Last weekend it was the opening of the Petites Exhibition in Wangaratta which they hold on the alternate year to the Wangaratta Contemporary  Textile Award. There were about 120 pieces exhibited  and RMIT ex students were well represented with about 12 of them in the exhibition - including me. The standard of the work was very high and I was chuffed to be in such good company. The tapestry was one I did last year for one of my assignments.  The design for the tapestry came from a photograph I took at the Australian Garden at Cranbourne that I played with in Photoshop and Illustrator; it was called "Water From the Desert". But the best thing was that someone bought my piece of tapestry.  I did a workshop over the weekend about making miniature books and on the Sunday when it was quiet we went into the gallery where I saw the red spot under my  tapestry.  I couldn't believe my eyes; whoever bought my work made me very happy.

The workshop was really  interesting and practical and I made 2 miniatures and started a third which isn't finished; maybe one day when I don't have any homework.

I got into an awful mess making the second one; luckily all the media were water soluable.
I had fun.


Michelle said...

Oh wow, congrats selling your tapestry - how awesome!! ;)

Mary said...

Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations Glennis.
What did you have to take for the workshop? Is it printing? I really love them both.

Glennis said...

For the workshop we had an A4 page and a half of stuff 95% of which we didn't use. We scribbled, made marks, on good paper using a variety of media, used our hands, printed over it, whatever, and folded
the paper to make books. For the very small one we made covers. Glad you like them.

Glennis said...

Hi Michelle
I don't know what happened to your first comment, it seems to have disappeared in the ether which sometimes happens to me. I am not suprised that you haven't done much with moving etc Hang in there.

Glennis said...

Thanks Michelle, I was very happy I sold a piece of my work. It sort of legitimizes one as an artist.

Velma said...

the tapestry is beautiful, no wonder it sold!