'Order and Chaos' was the theme for the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW’s space at Expertise Events’ Craft & Quilt Fair, June 2017. The event has now moved back to Darling Harbour in the new and fabulous International Exhibition Centre.
ORDERcan be defined as a state of peace or things being in the right place. It can be the way in which things are arranged in relation to each other according to a sequence or pattern. CHAOS can be defined as complete disorder and confusion. Chaos is haphazard, pell-mell, a conglomeration and can also be achieved by the way in which things are arranged, unpredictably and randomly with each other.
The exhibition had four installations:
Installation 1: 3D Geometric Forms - pure abstract Installation 2: Wall Works – abstract or pure abstract Installation 3: Wearable Art – abstract or pure abstract Installation 4: Small abstract objects
An added dimension to the brief was to define each installation as being abstract or pure abstract:
ABSTRACT work seeks to break away from the realistic representation of physical objects, but the viewer can still recognize that it is a tree or a human etc. To abstract in art or design means to simplify, to reduce and take away details or to stylize.
PURE ABSTRACT designs, should not reference anything in the physical world such as faces, flowers, animals, stars or anything of a recognizable nature. Geometric forms and patterns are pure abstractions and give a sense of order.
The members got busy stitching, the result was amazing and a great success, you can see some of the great work in the gallery below. Enjoy the variety and be astounded at the beautiful work.
All photographs were taken by Craft Fair Exhibition Team Members: Val Tomlins, Sharyn Hutchens, Karen Morath, Barbara Allum