Julie Paterson – Cloth: From Seeds to Bloom
Cloth: From Seeds to Bloom traces 20 years of work from one of Australia’s most influential textile designers and local Blue Mountains resident, Julie Paterson.
Drawing inspiration from the Australian bush, Paterson’s stunning fabrics are a riot of colour, floral forms, and patterns. Achieving commercial success through design excellence, her designs are highly prized and sought after, with short batch productions quickly snapped up by avid collectors, interior decorators, and commercial clients.
The exhibition will focus on nine key textile groupings – the first called Seeds and the last one Bloom. Contemporary textiles commonly sit at the practical end of art and design. Cloth: Seeds to Bloom is comprised of Julie Paterson’s domestic textile objects, which take the viewer on a journey from the humble seed through to the luscious bloom.
SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 11AM – 1PM
ARTIST TALKS JULIE PATERSON AND HEIDI AXELSEN & HUGO MOLINE
Free with Gallery admission ticket.
Join exhibiting artists Julie Paterson, Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline as they discuss their current exhibitions and their artistic practice, followed by a Q&A. RSVP appreciated at Reception or by phone.
SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER 10AM – 4PM
1 DAY LOOKDRAWPRINT WORKSHOP WITH EXHIBITING ARTIST JULIE PATERSON
Julie Paterson, the woman of Cloth, has been drawing on the local landscape as inspiration for her textile designs for over 20 years. And now she has simplified her methods and created a workshop. She calls it LookDrawPrint, an imperfect workshop for the creatively curious.
The process is dynamic, playful and productive. Over the course of a day you will explore creative mindfulness, and embrace chance and imperfection, producing your own unique prototype design directly onto fabric. Beginners are encouraged because deep down we all know that creativity is a state of mind before it becomes a skill.