Riverland Textile Artists – Threads of Life

From their formation 11 years ago 8 Riverland textile artists with a range of fibre backgrounds have challenged each other to look beyond their own fields of expertise, to be inventive in sourcing and using new or different materials, be innovative in design to produce an annual exhibition that reflects their own unique interpretations of the theme and a surprising diversity in the pieces brought together to show fibre and textiles as an art form.

The exhibition includes pictorial wall hangings, sculptured dimensional pieces and figures, small intricately constructed works of art, felted garments and hangings, collage and mixed media pieces that display a range of techniques, materials and interpretations truly “ Threads of Life”.

Riverland Textile Artists – Threads of Life

Heather Shearer – detail

Lorraine Marter

Lorraine Marter detail

Leonie Taylor – Dryza-Bale

Glenys Leske – 10 Shades of Family (Family Ties)

Glenys Leske – 10 Shades of Family (Family Ties)

Heather Shearer & Glenys Leske

Janis Sunstrom – Changes in the Wind

Ruth Pech – Sunburst

Leonie Taylor – Flinders Ranges

Ruth Pech – Is this a Reel Flower?

Leonie Taylor – A Fishy Tale

Ruth Pech – Running around in Circles

Riverland Textile Artists – Threads of Life

Glenys Leske – A Touch of Magenta – detail

Glenys Leske – Threads from others Lives

Margaret Castle

Margaret Castle – detail

Margaret Castle – detail

Heather Shearer – Felted Pots

Heather Shearer – Felted Pot

Heather Shearer – Bags

Heather Shearer – Bags – detail

Glenys Leske – You Knit Me Together in My Mother’s Womb – $1500

Lorraine Marter – Recycled Cushion plus Fabric – $120 & Trish Nixon-Smith – Singing with the Wind – Wall Hanging

Lorraine Marter – Recycled Cushion plus Fabric – detail

Trish Nixon-Smith – Singing with the Wind – detail

Glenys Leske – View to the Headlands – Calico, Silk, Embroidery & Found objects

Riverland Textile Artists

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  1. Maryse (15th, Aug 2012)

    I so loved visiting your site…so inspirational!

  2. MARGARET BACON (17th, Feb 2013)

    I enjoy textile art and am very pleased to have come across your
    Riverland textile site on the web. I had the pleasure of meeting
    Heather Shearer [albeit very briefly] at the Tandanya Fair in Adelaide in 2010. I was very inspired by her work and eventually completed an Aboriginal Art project for my City and Guilds Certificate here in England. Thank you Heather for your inspiration. I so admire your talent.

  3. Anne Savige (13th, Jul 2017)

    Beautiful and very creative works. Amazing to see the depth and breadth.