Thursday, 8 June 2017

You've had your sneak...

...peek, and the Material Change show is open now.  Maybe you'd like to see some teaser vignettes as a second appetiser before the main course show?

Darcy Wanuk's 'Green Scene' reconstructed work on the back left is dynamite, right?  It's two sweaters combined and accented with handmade buttons.  The Vintage Lime shirt on the right is actually two shirts and some of  'Grandma's closet lace'.  The 'Fire From the Centre' occasional table in front is my contribution to this grouping, and Bart Bjorkman's (Puffin Design) Grain Scoop Lamp is on the bottom right.


Here's Bart's Snare Drum Lamp, The Impossible Clock (a co-conspiracy by Bart and I),  my 'Squaring the Circle IV' above, and Darcy's 'Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl...' denim jacket on the right.  What wedded bliss!

Alison Bjorkman's (Puffin Design)  'Fat Bottomed Girl Swivel Chair' is dynamite, especially next to the 'Lineberry Railway Luggage Cart' concrete-topped coffee table by Bart.  Above is my 'Glimpsing Autumn' repurposed tabletop mirror, Bart's 'Handmade Metal Funnel Lamp', and Darcy's glorious shaggy sweater the right.

Here's an array of Darcy's deconstructed/reconstructed jackets from her Denim Series I, ready for trying on at the Puffin Design mirror.

You were no doubt wondering whether those dryer sheet curtains ever got finished.  I'm amazed to tell you they did, and here's the proof.  I'll do a post about them soon, but don't they look terrific with 
Bart's Bistro Table (love that industrial base topped with the decorative concrete)?  Alison created those 'Graffiti Bistro High Stools', and the 'Red Crab Trap Lamp' above is Bart's.  My 'Muse on Fire' vase and 'Who Let the Genie Out?' mini bottle are currently behaving themselves on the table.


And yes, that's my totally crazy 'Ukulele Gone Wild' hanging next to Darcy's  'Denim Romance' jacket...those pale pink silk accents are beautifully subtle (jacket, not ukulele - it wouldn't know subtle if kicked in the teeth with it).  My 'Good Fortune' journal is on the table, with 'Eileen's Flower' just behind it.



The 'Industrial Chic Coffee Table' by Alison and Bart is a favourite of mine, and the 'Coffee Lamp' next to it is a knockout.  Alison just recently completed the 'Tub Chair' - the wrapped metal back on it is just amazing to see.  On the coffee table are my 'Pick Up a Six Pack' coasters, 'Who Needs Gucci?' cocktail boot, and 'Midlife Crisis' book sculpture.  On the wall behind the table is a coffee bag burlap hanging called Retired.  I used a host of too-well-used teaching tools and leftover goodies to create this piece.


Please take the time to stop and see the Material Change show at Centre 64 in Kimberley.  Details are on the poster, and we'd love to see you at the artist opening this Saturday, June 10 between 2-4 pm.





18 comments:

  1. So looking forward to seeing this show! Will leave a couple of hours early on my way to Banff so I can take my time and savour every piece!

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    1. I'm so glad you'll get a chance to see it Linda - the concept is perfect, and you'll find the show outstanding!

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  2. What an incredible show this must be! I certainly hope that I can get up to Kimberley to see it in person. thanks for sharing Win.

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    1. I hope you can manage that as well, Val - somehow I just know you'd love it!

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  3. What a fantastic show Win Dinn! Just GREAT!!!

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    1. Thanks, Susi - all that repurposing just feeds my soul!

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  4. Fabulous creative minds love everything especially your dryer sheet curtain which I have put to good use myself. I like the idea of recycling but I'm not much of a sewing person...I can do it I just don't find it relaxing. Now furniture re-purposing that I can do.

    I forgot to mention that I used one of your backgrounds in my "In the Arms of Summer" picture on my blog this week...Thanks a million.

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    1. Thanks for the kudos on the curtains (alliteration rules!), Deann...I think they look great too. I did not used to find hand sewing relaxing either, but this last go around actually taught me to relax into it. Not to say I'll do another pair, though! :D

      I didn't catch the background cheesecloth was one of mine in that stunning 'In the Arms of Summer' - you made great use of it! xo

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  5. What great displays - everything works so well together. And I recognised that clock immediately.

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    1. Thanks, Tracy - I think so, too. I love how our work seems to talk to each other.

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  6. Oh Boy! these are brilliant. Wish I could see the show live but as you know it's just a bit too far Lol! Happy crafty weekend, Angela xxx

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    1. Just a wee bit, Angela...new wings required. :D

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  7. Great post. Terrific vignettes. I could be happy with both the garments in the first photo. Your curtains steal the show!
    Break a leg tomorrow - all of you! xox

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    1. Thanks, Alice - and I thought of you when I saw those two garments...they are VERY you!!!

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  8. Brilliant exhibition! Very arty - I've spotted your journal immediately before I read about it! What fun to be part of this, Win!

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    1. Thanks, Zsuzsa...we're a formidable team, I think, and with all of us being such rabid repurposers, the show is an incredible one!

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  9. So glad that I was able to attend this show. It is fabulous!

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    1. And I was delighted to see you at the opening, Laura - it was a real treat!

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