Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Apron 'Beneath the Skin'

Recently, I was invited (alongside 24 artists) to participate in a group exhibition entitled The Apron ‘Beneath the Skin’, coordinated by also exhibiting artist, Heinke J. Butt.

The Apron ‘Beneath the Skin’ is a collaborative project with a focus on the Apron as the garment that changes the identity of the wearer. The exhibition will include works that look at the past as well as the future of the apron.

The first exhibition will be showcased at the Brisbane Institute of Art (BiA) Metcalfe Gallery, 41 Grafton St, Windsor Q 4030, with the Official Opening on Sunday 7 September, 2014 at 2pm.

You may remember an earlier post where I was experiementing with printing onto recycled tea bags, well I decided to explore this a little more and I was extremely happy with my results....

Exploring layout options with the printed tea bags...

And of course, tea dyed calico backing...

Around the same time I was making my piece the Collectable Show was on at the local showgrounds, so I took my camera with me and scoop! Vintage domestic ware everwhere and loads of inspiration...

Here's sneak preview of my finished piece entitled Pinny, square recycled tea bags with printed imagery of vintage domestic ware, backed with tea dyed calico and sewn on my treadle Singer sewing machine.

And, later in the year, The Apron ‘Beneath the Skin’ exhibition will be showing at the Gympie Regional Gallery between 18 Nov – 17 Dec, 2014.


  1. Beyond wonderful Kim. You are amazing!

    1. Jo, you are so very supportive! Thank you kindly, Kim x

  2. wow, don't know how you managed to print on the teabags but the effect is great!

    1. Thanks Anna, I was suitably surprised after my first attempt, however, it does require a focused mind and a lot of patience....


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