The Darling Downs Textile Art Group (DDTAG) is an organisation of artists based on the Darling Downs who are dedicated to textile and quilt art practices. The rationale for this new body of work was to explore music, both its history and ceremony, as a nod to the Jazz music that is performed throughout Warwick’s iconic Jumpers and Jazz in July festival.
Members of DDTAG have developed works for this project over a period of almost two years using one unusual element as inspiration – the Pianola roll.
Historically, the pianola roll has played its part in a chain of inventions that have resulted in the computers of the modern world. In the same way a painter uses paint, a textile artist uses fibre. This can be from many diverse sources such as those derived from plants, animals, inorganic compounds or in the case of the paper in the Pianola roll, from wood and other plant waste.
In Musicale, the artists have literally used the paper rolls explore and communicate contemporary textile ideas, or they have extracted a notion or design element unique to the paper roll as inspiration for their design.
Suzanne Bauer, Jenny Burgess, Jo Eagle, Noeleen Fleming, Hilary Fogerty, Denise Hart, Kay Joyce, Sue Jurd, Gillian Knott, Marion Lees, Elizabeth Schmidt, Sue Schmidt, Jan Scudamore, Barbara Stephenson, Jolanta Szymczyk, Sandra Tessmann and Iet van Vonderen
Image: Jenny Burgess Blue Ridge Mountain
The Warwick Art Gallery Yarntopians create large scale knitted and crocheted installations. This year they enjoyed indulging their fond memories of the lounge rooms of their childhoods.
The Front Room is an eclectic and colourful room where you can remember long days of relaxing on the shag pile carpet while listening
to your favourite vinyl records.