Story of Wool
Curated by Annette Davis
Exhibited at the Vancouver Art Centre, Albany WA.
"Immerse yourself in a multi-artform exhibition celebrating the history and culture of wool in Albany. From the arrival of the first sheep on the Brig Amity in 1826, sheep and wool have been important to the livelihood and creativity of the Albany Community. Immerse yourself in a textural experience as you enter the main gallery, where the rhythms of shearing, spinning and weaving will envelope you. Listen to stories of industry and creativity and appreciate the skill of local craftspeople. Be intrigued by the work of local contemporary artists and designers as you make your way through to the Verandah gallery, and reflect on the history of the Albany Woollen Mills in the Small Gallery." text by Annette Davis.
As part of the Golden Wattle Hookers collaborative duo, we were invited to create a series of hand crafted yarn nets to encapsulate the space and draw on another perspective of the story of wool.
The Golden Wattle Hookers are a mother and daughter crocheting duo whose soft sculptures are slowly infiltrating the Great Southern of Western Australia.