It is with great pleasure that we announce that one of our own, Barbara Prichard has been shortlisted among the 127 Finalists in the National Capital Art Prize for 2022. The artwork is entitled “Habitat Weeping” of which Barbara has a description of the work below. Please take the opportunity to vote for in the peoples choice by clicking here.
I hope to convey my connection to and love for the Australian bushland which has suffered so much from fire, logging, and climate change. The silk textiles I have used are reclaimed offcuts from garments I have made, and these have been embedded into a stretched recycled net background then stiffened in part with natural solutions. I have used traditional and contemporary dyeing techniques to extract colour and leaf prints from windfalls left by trees I have planted. My aim is to present the beauty of nature and the poetry within the Australian landscape.
Toni Harris is the web site manager for this website. A member of the gallery, she has welcomed the opportunity to work along side the seasoned members of Gallery 294.