March 30th – Sunday April 23rd, 2011
Showcasing Sally Darlison and Elise Judd who both use old maps in their work with very different results
Elise’s passion for art developed late in high school with the arrival of a new art teacher. Since then I have spent many years fine tuning my talent, which is a process that will never end. I studied Visual Arts at The University of Melbourne. These days I work from my studio at home to produce commissioned work and pieces for upcoming exhibitions. On Mondays I teach art at U3A (University of the Third Age) in Kooyong.
Maps fascinate me and whilst I have always been bad at reading maps I find the texture of the paper and the intricate street details to be beautiful and captivating. My work is a mixture of collage, painting and drawing. Using part of the recycled material (the street directory) I like to create a sense of belonging to somewhere. I also like the connection to place that my art evokes. I delight in the notion that one piece of art can make a viewer feel lost while another viewer can look at exactly the same piece and feel found.
As a collage artist she uses a variety of media combining fabric, photos, maps, text and various printmaking techniques. She uses machine and hand stitch to draw, bind and link. Sally’s art practice has evolved from working predominantly in textiles to working with a combination of media drawn together by her love of stitch.