Interlace is a visual tapestry mapping the transition and changing dynamic of the city centre from its previous recreational land form to its current constructed and inhabited forms of use. As an artist and textile designer, my work threads traces of human connection from the past and the future together in deeply layered works of story.
For this piece, it begins by hand, each element drafted in graphite and rendered in colour by pigment and brush. Each piece scanned and assembled together, like a jigsaw creating a larger whole.
“Threading traces of human connection”.
Animated by paint and line, the Queensland wax flower, native to this region, blooms abundantly from winter to spring. During the coming months whilst this work is on display, we will see these flowers thrive around the Coast as this city starts to bloom with residents and new waves of workers.
The honeycomb is a strong structure built by teamwork and connection and it can be seen extensively in the structures both natural and in those made by humans. As the cool weather transitions to a golden warmth, the city centre will begin to buzz with life. It will become a hive space to grow, gather and connect, with each person’s individual role valuable to the whole, creating a flourishing community.
Into the future, the question I ask is how will you weave your story into the fabric of our dynamic city?
2 August, 2023
Submissions open Monday 3 July & close on Monday 31 July, 2023.
Monday 27 March