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Fay Skyring OAM Textile Works Gallery

The Fay Skyring Gallery hosts exhibitions throughout the year, displaying the work of our talented members. Exhibitions include our annual members' exhibition: "Warped and Twisted"; a yearly collaborative exhibition inspired by the themes set by the Design Canberra Festival ; and solo exhibitions highlighting artists and recent art graduates who are awarded a CSW membership through the ANU School of Art & Design Emerging Artist Support Scheme.

 

Our gallery is named in honour of CSW Life Member: Fay Skyring OAM, a talented and inspiring weaver/teacher who helped shape Canberra Spinners and Weavers Inc. You can learn more about Fay on our Vale page.

 

Our gallery space (bookings subject to availability and to gallery policy) has quality hanging tracks with clear cables, and a variety of plinths. Contact: csw.gallery@gmail.com

2023 Fay Skyring Scholarship Exhibition: Alison Cone and Elizabeth Croft, 16 March to 8 April 2024

The Fay Skyring Scholarship was established to honour the legacy of Fay Skyring OAM. In her long working life Fay was a weaver, an artist, teacher and mentor to many. 

 

This one year scholarship aims to promote textile arts by offering the recipient access to CSW workshops, culminating in an exhibition at the Fay Skyring- Canberra Textiles Works Gallery. The scholarship gives the recipients an opportunity to further research and develop their textile design practice.

 

The inaugural scholarship was offered to two recipients who were offered two CSW workshops each at no cost (materials and equipment use included).

CSW Members' winning pieces at the 2024 Royal Canberra Show, 28 February to 13 March
Empathy for Lumpy by Lillian Dorman, 26 Jan to 27 Feb 2024

Artist Statement: "These bodily forms have come from exploring textiles and the symbolic place they have as a ‘second skin’. The texture, form and dye have been specifically used to create tension between seeing the object and touching it. 

 

I encourage people to touch and examine these 'lumpies' and through doing so, find a way to connect and empathise with their own bodies.

 

I work primarily with textiles, using my hands and body to feel what I am creating as much as I see it. I often use themes of the body and skin in my works, especially to create connection between self and others."