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: firstname.lastname@example.org
From Fibre to Loom - Kathleen Phillips, 29 August to 29 September 2023
For more than 35 years, Kathleen Phillips has applied her knowledge of fibre, yarns and weave structures to create a wide range of scarves, wearables, rugs, tableware, bags and decorative wall pieces. This exhibition tells the story of her journey.
Open skies - Moving out - July 2023
Textile Assemblages by Clementine Belle McIntosh
The artist uses circular and place-based art making techniques to produce a series of textile assemblages. Artist Clementine Belle McIntosh takes familiar outdoor canvas/textile objects (swags, awnings and tents) to consider her own relationship to rural “Australia” as a descendant of colonial/convict heritage.
Site-specific materials gathered as gifts from loved ones, waste and/or found objects constitute the textiles bodies, reflecting the artist’s lived rural experience. The process of dyeing, sewing and collecting cloth, became a meditative exercise as McIntosh considered her associations to each item and its stored histories.
The exhibition draws closely from a recent camping trip taken by the artist to outback NSW and Victoria. During this time, interactions with the non-human environment were influenced by a swag, awning and tent. These objects acted as a porous skin, protecting and bridging the artist to familiar and unfamiliar places.
Warped and Twisted - May 2023
Our annual exhibition of members work.
Communing with Compost' and 'Dumpster Dining' by Eilis Fitt - April 2022
Exhibition of work by Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) awardee Eilis Fitt