Pittwater Life January 2017 Issue

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Art Life

Art Life

Sally’s new showing ‘in the pink’

Textile designer

Sally Campbell

is exhibiting a new

summer collection

of quilts, throws,

cushions, scarves

and clothing, at the

Avalon Recreation

Centre in January.

Her palette for the

New Year is raspberry,

musky pinks, teals

and muddy naturals.

All textiles are

designed by Sally and

hand-made by artisans in India – they are contemporary

designs made with ancient skills.

Sally works with weavers in Bengal to create

a unique range of hand-woven cotton reversible

quilts. Master craftsmen in Gujarat produce

Sally’s hand-embroidered silk and wool

throws in natural dyes of indigo and exotic

reds. And from villages in Rajasthan, expert

artisans hand block

prints for quilts and

cushions.

Sally prefers to

use natural dyes and

organic cottons which

are eco-friendly and

preserve sustainability.

Sally also reworks

old textiles and has

a great range of

vintage throws for

adults and babies,

as well as a unique

cushion range made from stunning old hand

embroideries – these special pieces are becoming

increasingly difficult to source.

This is the 10th year Sally has exhibited in

the New Year on the northern beaches. Find

her at the Avalon Recreation Centre from

January 11-7 (10am-5pm); more info www.

sallycampbell.com.au

Sailcloth

art takes

innovative

tack

This January marks the fifth

exhibition for innovative

artist Gemma Rasdall and her

renowned paintings on recycled

sailcloth.

For a born and bred sailor,

sailcloth was an obvious

choice of canvas for the young

artist to start with and she has

embraced the medium ever

since. The beautiful texture of

the weathered sails, donated

by family, friends or rescued

from the side of the road,

complement the watery illusions

of paints that run down

their surfaces.

Gemma’s latest collection of

work captures seascapes from

Palm Beach to Sydney Harbour,

drawing on memories from

her upbringing in beautiful

Pittwater alongside influences

from her new home in the

heart of the city.

Her exhibition is to run

as part of Northern Beaches

Council’s ‘Summer Art Space’

initiative at the Avalon Recreation

Centre alongside a group

of talented artists and designers

from January 3-8.

You can follow Gemma’s

artwork on Instagram @gemmarasdall

or contact her info@

gemmarasdall.com for more

information.

Opening night is Tuesday

January 3 (6-9pm) and thereafter

from 10am-5pm through

January 8. – Lisa Offord

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JANUARY 2017

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