Category Archives: installation

25,266 Female Convicts Transported to Australia

      While in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, recently one of the most moving experiences we experienced was visiting the place where female convicts and their nursing babies were transported to Australia from the British Isles from 1788 to 1853. The story of the Cascades Female Factory has only recently begun to be told. Above […]

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WAR: A Personal Response, Body of Work, ‘Grief Redacted’

    Grief Redacted Vintage linen tablecloth, cotton thread; hand embroidered. For my installation in Articulation’s ‘WAR: A Personal Response’ exhibition I have recreated my grandmother’s living room to reflect her mental state during WWI, WWII and the following years. I believe she suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) most of her adult life. The room I have […]

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Textile Society of America Symposium 2016

Textile Society of America Symposium 2016 The Textile Society of America 15th biennial symposium was held in Savannah Georgia in 2016. The co-hosts were the Savannah College of Art and Design and Art Rise Savannah. Ingrid lincoln and I attended the symposium this year. We caught one of the pre-symposium tours opting to have a group […]

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Cryosphere – Hydrosphere completed and out there

Cryosphere II – Hydrosphere, 80″h x 50″w, machine sewing, dry felting, stuffing; nylon, polyester, net, cotton, beads, glitter, Timtex, cotton and rayon thread. An exploration of the way water changes its molecular structure each time it shifts from a frozen state to a solid-state and back again. It is a process known as a phase […]

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All Beings Confluence – Martha Cole’s Community Project in Victoria

Martha Cole, a Saskatchewan fibre artist, has brought her monumental community art project to Victoria for the first time. You can see it in the Cadboro Bay United Church until May. “All Beings Confluence is a community-based, interactive project that was directly inspired by Carolyn McDade, a composer, social activist and environmentalist whose music has sustained and […]

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‘Aunt Flow Speaks Out’ – How she came about.

‘Aunt Flow Speaks Out‘ – Artists Statement Women menstruate. If women did not menstruate, you and I would not be on this earth. We would not be alive. Menstruation is a necessary part in our chain of life. This artwork celebrates the humanity and acceptance of this monthly visitor. Aunt Flow comes to visit, sits […]

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‘Aunt Flow Speaks Out’ Has Been Installed

‘Aunt Flow Speaks Out,’ Kirsten Horel & Lesley Turner; size variable; cotton, silk, linen women’s handkerchiefs, cotton thread, earth pigment, nails, notebook, pen; thrifting, laundering, ironing, lettering, painting. This is Aunt Flow’s official photograph. ‘Aunt Flow Speaks Out’ has been installed. The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria (CACGV) is commemorating International Women’s Day with […]

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Bridging Waters: Joggins Coal Trees

I sewed 3 different trees’ leaf scar patterns on heavy cotton velvet. Embellished with coconut shell and dried seeds. Embellished with porcelain painted beads I bought while in India. The sewn pattern on the velvet ends of each form suggest the trees’ water carrying xylem cells. ‘Joggins Coal Trees’ Luxurious bolsters referencing the wealth of the Industrial Age being […]

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