Our next artist-in-residence, Thelma Cluning, has written the following: From 24 - 30 November, I will be undertaking an Artist in Residence stay at the Beverley Station Arts Gallery. Having personal time to immerse myself in developing ideas for my Mandorla Art Award entry, will be one of my priorities. More about Mandorla later ….. Whilst there, I have a commitment to open the Gallery from Thursday 23 to Sunday 28 (10-3) and would love to see anyone who wants to take a spin up to Beverley for the day. There are a couple of pubs that do great food, a cafe and lots to see around town. My favourites are the kid’s playground, the Art Deco and Federation buildings, the Station Arts garden and the trip out to the local lake … oh, plus a visit to the local boutique (oh, oh there goes that pledge I just made) and the two private art galleries in town. As I said, there is a lot to fill your day! I‘m taking 15 packs of small panels of Japanese kimono fabric to distribute to local sewers who want to do a contemporary, collage based stitch panel, and have scheduled a show-and-tell display on Monday 29 November in the Gallery, before I pack up to leave Tuesday. Having bought so many Kimonos and Obis from Made in Japon when they were in North Fremantle, means my stash is too big and it needs to be shared. Made in Japon was such an amazing business, which unfortunately, no longer exists. My kimono choices were not always well coordinated; the silk patterned lining was often the main attraction. I have unpicked most of them and now have many 30cm wide lengths to utilise. Such sacrilege pulling apart those beautifully stitched garments - some of the cotton remains as little ‘tassels’ along the seam folds however, what else could I do?
Please call in to the Station to meet our Artist in Residence, Thursdays to Sundays, 11.00am - 3.00pm, or when you see the sign out at the Station Gallery!