Niki McDonald, Tea a Drink with Jam and Bread. Image courtesy of the artist

And...There's a Light On by Tapestry Girl

And...There’s a Light On, is a response to the Sydney Craft Week theme 'Change Makers'. Immersion in the gallery space will offer a sensory shift for the viewer. The space is compact, and the textile art is hung Salon-style for limited visual resting places, artwork titles draw on song lyrics to evoke mood and past experience. The artwork is tactical, and touch is encouraged on some pieces, bowls of sweets are offered creating small dopamine hits.

The artist’s intention is to provide a space for sensory immersion as an intermission from the unfolding world at large. Niki McDonald, Tapestry Girl, employs the half cross stitch traditionally used in needlepoint tapestry to find the balance between playfulness, industriousness and urban sass.

Details: Exhibition: Thursday 8 October – Sunday 18 October, 12pm – 5pm; Exhibition opening: Saturday 10 October, 12 – 5pm; Craft Up Late: Tuesday 13 October, 5 – 8pm

Exhibition, Craft Up Late

Change Makers, Family/child-friendly, Free event, Fibre arts, Textiles

Images: Niki McDonald, Aroha, 2020; Niki McDonald, Tea a Drink with Jam and Bread. Images courtesy of the artist