A new art exhibition is giving people the opportunity to contribute to a large weaving as they gain inspiration from textiles and paintings interpreting the textures, patterns and rhythms of Banyule’s waterways and landscapes.
Heidelberg West artists Amanda Peluso and Teresa Flynn’s Fluidity exhibition is one of three complimentary exhibitions exploring water which comprise the free Mid-winter Art Exhibition on until 22 July at Council’s Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe.
Apart from Fluidity, the exhibition features Visiting Neighbours, a video artwork by Claire Needham depicting the birds and animals visiting a backyard water hole, and Vessels featuring ceramics and glassware from the Banyule Art Collection.
Teresa Flynn said she and Amanda, both graduates of Monash University’s Visual Arts program, started collaborating in 2011 when they were looking for a way to reconnect with the skills and enjoyment that the arts can bring
after careers in graphic design and teaching.
“What started as a Friday night wine and drawing session quickly blossomed into a daily connection of ideas, brainstorming and ultimately collaborative practice,” Teresa said.
Their Fluidity exhibition was developed from their mutual love and appreciation of the natural world.
“We were inspired by waterways and gardens and spent many hours documenting and exploring the textures, colours, patterns and rhythms of those in Banyule, gathering inspiration to ultimately inform the intricate and expressive artworks we created,” she said.
Teresa and Amanda’s works comprise watercolour and ink drawings as well as highly textured woven wall hangings, with all artworks connected by repetition of pattern, line and colour.