|Indulgence: Textiles by Kay Faulkner|
|In her Indulgence exhibition, Kay Faulkner’s sumptuous purple chocolate wrappers have been stripped and woven together with plush, dark brown fibres to become wearable wraps.|
|The benefits of spoiling oneself – and using wrappers for wraps – are explored and found in Indulgence. |
Using an eight or 24 shaft loom, Faulkner hand-weaves the often hand-dyed yarn or item, creating wearable garments: a dress, a kimono, a traveller’s vest and, predominantly, wraps. At first glance, this is a collection of work that appears to be about.... weaving. But, like layers of ingredients in a chocolate bar, there is more to discover the deeper one chooses to explore.
Indulgence is the outcome of an Arts Queensland grant awarded to Faulkner in mid-2005 to create and promote a series of wraps and garments in both traditional and non-traditional yarns.
Kay Faulkner is a nationally and internationally reputed specialist in hand-woven textiles. She has won numerous awards and achieved published recognition for her work.
This exhibition has been supported by Cadbury and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
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Cooloola Shire Public Gallery, Gympie: 9 February – 10 March
Bauhinia Bicentennial Gallery, Springsure: 6 April – 13 May
Redland Art Gallery: 3 June – 8 July
World Theatre Gallery, Charters Towers: 27 September – 4 November
Texas Regional Art Gallery: 13 November – 8 December