Category Archives: Assignment 4: Contextual Studies

Jacqueline Groag

Reading my feed from The Textile Blog which came through this morning I was thrilled to see that Jacqueline Groag was the featured artist.  As a contemporary of Lucienne Day, who I looked at in-depth in assignment 4, I lightly … Continue reading

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Reading material within Assignment 4

As this was a research assignment I referred to many books and on-line resources, all of which have been referenced within the relevant posts, so won’t be listed again here. However as a result of this assignment I found myself … Continue reading

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Artist inspired sketchbook work

Inspired by Margaret Macdonald Macintosh. This motif was originally cut as a lino print.  It has been photocopied, resized and repeated to create an overall repeat fabric pattern.  The grey background would have been more prominent if I had used … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – Review

Assignment Review: Did you find this more theoretical approach helpful, interesting, inspiring, restrictive or boring? I found it very interesting.  The artist names supplied all had different specialities, some of which I hadn’t explored before, so it has increased my … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – Project 2: Stage 2 – Ken Done Analytical Study

Sydney Celebration In 2007 Ken Done painted a picture entitled Sydney Celebration.  It is a wonderfully vibrant piece and although I wasn’t able to see the original I did see a limited edition print in his gallery last week (No. … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – Project 2: Stage 2 – Ed Pien Analytical Study

Imaginary Dwelling. Identification. The exterior of the installation is a white tent.  Within this is a group of small transparent model houses creating a miniature townscape, all resting on a clear undulating base.  Hand-cut transparent pattern pieces are arranged in … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – Project 2: Stage 2 – Christo Analytical Study

Wrapped Coast. Identification: In 1968-9 Christo was in contact with John Kaldor of Universal Textiles (Australia) Ltd. regarding a proposal to wrap a section of Sydney coastline. John Kaldor became the contact and main player in the project at the … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – Project 2: Stage 1 Research

Research 6 Artists/Designers of my choice. The full extent of my research into each artist will be available to my tutor and assessors.  Herewith a short summary of each: Christo (& Jeanne-Claude). (Christo Vladimirov Javacheff & Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat (1935-2009)) … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – Project 1: Stage 3 – Leon Bakst Analytical Study

The costume designs of Leon Bakst: Schéhérazade – Costume for the Chief Eunuch. Identification: Leon (sometimes written Léon) Bakst, as main set and costume designer for Les Ballets Russes in 1910, designed the sets and all costumes for the wildly … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

Whilst researching Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh I referred to a book in my collection entitled Rennie Mackintosh Inspirations in Embroidery by Dorothy Wood.  There are some excellent ideas for translating art deco designs into textiles using many techniques. One multi-layered cut-back … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – Project 1: Stage 3 – Tracey Emin Analytical Study

Above:  Wall plaque mounted aside art piece , Art Gallery of NSW, 13th December 2013. I also ‘do not expect’ to walk into our State gallery and be confronted with a huge example of Tracey Emin’s work just as I’m … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – Project 1: Stage 2

An in-depth study. Lucienne Day, nee Désirée Lucienne Conradi, was born 5th January 1917 in Coulsden, Surrey, to a Belgian father and English Mother.  The youngest of four children, the others all being boys, she enjoyed a wealthy start to … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – Project 1: Stage 1 – Progress

Continuing research I’ve spent the last couple of weeks collecting data, reading books, magazines, websites and articles relating to the 10 artists I’m currently researching, as well as visiting galleries and mulling over the future artists I am considering featuring … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 Contextual studies – Project 1: Stage 1

Research The task is to research ten international artists and designers, from a list of given names.  This is an information collecting and gathering exercise where we include a range of material from sources such as internet downloads, photographs, catalogues, … Continue reading

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