Friday, July 17, 2015

Julie Ryder: Fertile Ground

 Julie Ryder 
Fertile Ground 
18th July 2015 - 20 September 2015 

Julie Ryder Website
Julie Ryder Textiles Blog 

Julie Ryder, Re:generate :1859 (detail), 2008, silk, reactive dyes, direct digital print

Fertile Ground is a solo exhibition by Canberra based textile artist Julie Ryder.  This exhibition consists of new and existing works that use natural materials for their creation and inception.  Plant extracts have been used as dyes and watercolours for paper and textiles; pollens, volcanic ash and ochres have been used in screen-printed images; and natural materials such as leaves, thorns and bones are used to create exquisite works on paper. Photomicrographs of plants and insects gathered during residencies at the ANBG and CSIRO have been digitally manipulated to form strange new species of the future. Read More

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