Coming together with architectural intention, contemporary artists engage with textiles and graphic inspired shape, black, white and strong colour to create a dramatic visual environment. The WAFTA members exhibition held at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle Western Australia, August 12th – 28th August 2011.
InTension shows the diverse fibre and textile art backgrounds of the WAFTA members. They employ felt, stitch, dye, print and weaving techniques. They quilt, embroider, layer, and much more. What binds the members together, whether as professional or emerging artists, is a commitment to the rich and diverse field fibre/textile offer and an underlying passion to work in this wide-ranging discipline. The exhibition celebrates the individual vision and skills of its members.
The gallery was transformed into a vibrant and stimulating architectural installation through which viewers were able to walk and experience 2m x 1m works hanging at various angles and heights in bold configurations and flashes of strong colours. The upstairs gallery displays a rich and intriguing selection of 3D works employing a range of materials and techniques.