Mandurah’s creative community explores fibre art

Creative minds in Mandurah came together at the city’s performing arts centre on Friday, to learn the art of creating form with textiles and natural fibre materials. 

The workshop run by Kate Campbell-Pope was well attended, with participants from across the state and even one art lover visiting from South Australia joining in the activity. 

Ms Campbell-Pope travelled from Albany in the Great Southern to host the two-day workshop that aligned with the 2018 Wearable Art Mandurah showcase held on June 9-10. 

Participants will learn a variety of innovative techniques include coiling, twining, netting and random stitching to create their evocative 3D forms.

To spark attendees imaginations a range of samples, including vessels and pieces which sculpt around bodily form were on show. 

Ms Campbell-Pope also explored the relationship between fibre art, wearable art and the body more conceptually.

To check out more of Ms Campbell-Pope’s work or the art form visit Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM) to see their latest exhibition titled “Beyond the Seam: Conceptual Work in Fibre Art”.

The impressive textile art showcase explores the transformative potential of working with cloth, natural materials, fibres and thread to make art. 

A variety of workshops have been scheduled in line with this year’s Wearable Art Mandurah. Visit the event’s website to view more.