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Worn To The Edge: Interview With Wild Fibers

To some, textiles simply have utility value, but to many others they can hold uniqueness, a  special aesthetic or tactile quality and a history.

Nine Wild Fibres textile artists have come together to bring you Worn to the Edge – an exhibition featuring their work using a variety of techniques.

Bev Bills and Liz Steveson from Wild Fibers speak to Jennie Lenman about their craft and exhibition, which will be opening Sunday 1 July 2012, at 3pm at Prospect Gallery – 1 Thomas Street in Nailsworth – it will be on until July 22 2012.

Broadcast 30 June 2012.

No Place Like It: Interview with Anna Horne

Young artist and ‘process-based’ sculptor, Anna Horne, takes manufactured materials and transforms them into new identities.

She’s taking part in an exhibition with Amy-Joy Watson and George Zacharoyannis, called No Place, in which they explore the nuances of materiality, life, death, love and solitude.

Anna speaks to Jennie Lenman about her work and describes the idea behind the theme of the exhibition.

No Place is on at the Adelaide Central Gallery – 45 Osmond Terrace, Norwood SA, until July 21 2012.

Broadcast 23 June 2012.

The Joy of Creating Colourful Warmth

We’ve only just past the Winter Solstice – so we’re well and truly into winter.

So how do you warm up in this chilly season?

Perhaps you crank the heater or eat some soup, perhaps you take a bath or have some tea… but there’s nothing quite like wrapping yourself in beautiful, warm knits.

Two talented textile artists who make such winter warmness possible are Debra Taylor and Sarah Courtney.

Jennie Lenman speaks to Debra and Sarah about their craft ahead of their craft sale.

You can come and have an afternoon of bubbly, crafts and sustainable jewellery at Wrap Up! on Saturday 30 June 2012 from 2pm to 5pm at Unit1 – 17 Surflen St, Adelaide.

Broadcast 23 June 2012.

Solomon Islands Artwork on Show @ Nexus

I bet not many of us know much about the artwork of Solomon Islands? Well you can find out at an exhibition of Solomon Islands arts and crafts at Nexus but you have to be quick because its only on until Friday June 1st.

Rhibbie Auma is Vice President of the Artists Association of Solomon Islands and is in Adelaide accompanying the artworks. Rhibbie joins Alessandra Perna who coordinated the exhibition after having been an AusAID Volunteer in Solomon Islands. Both Rhibbie and Alessandra talk with Nikki Marcel about traditional and contemporary art.

Broadcast 26 May 2012

Kumangka @ Gallery M

Reconciliation Week is coming up from 27 may – 3 June and there are many activities planned around Adelaide. Gallery M in Marion has just opened Kumangka. Julie Pritchard is the director of Gallery M and takes Nikki Marcel on an aural tour.

Broadcast 12 May 2012


Down at the Lion Arts Complex on the corner of Morphett and Hindley Street – The Jam Factory has a number of exhibitions. Two of the exhibitions include – Steven Carson and local furniture designer Sennki in the Collectors Space and glass artist Tom Moore has some very fun goblets and works upstairs in the Showroom. In the main galleries are KURUR  ALALA and DJIGABINA MUDDI MUDDI. Curator Margaret Hancock Davis talks with Nikki Marcel about these very striking Indigenous works.

Traditional Craft Workshops @ Craftsouth

Craftsouth is offering another series of craft workshops based on the traditional craft skills of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Starting in May the workshops include Iranian inlay, Nigerian indigo dyeing, Bosnian sock knitting, Middle Eastern knotted rug weaving and Bangladeshi quilt embroidery. Project Coordinator Kirsty Darlaston talks with Nikki Marcel about the workshops.

Broadcast 7 April 2012