Shannon in her Studio
I am currently working on the costumes for Midsummer Nights Dream, to be performed in the Botanic Gardens on Mt Tamborine in October. This is Puck’s costume in progress. All the leaves, in a hundred shades of green, have been crafted individually from leather, wool or purpose made felt, then cut to shape and embellished with stitching, and attached to the pants to form forest garb. The binding at the waist is a brown felted cord to resemble vines and the same vines and felted leaves have been used to form the headdress.
Updates from TMAC Member Shannon Hunter 2013
The Caldera Art Awards 2103 exhibition has now closed, and I’m off to Murwillumbah today to pick up my art piece, a freeform garment, depicting the diversity of landscape from Tamborine Mountain, which had been selected as a finalist for this years exhibition. Another positive boost for the fibre arts and some great exposure for my work, to be hung alongside such accomplished artists, all promoting biodiversity with the Caldera, which includes our beautiful Scenic Rim region.
I also had great success in the Scattered Arts competition, “What’s with the Bag” held at the Camp Hill gallery in November. I won the Sculptural section with my felted entry titled “Land and Sea” and placed second in the Recycled section with another felted bag, “Retro” which also sold at the exhibition. Its a wonderful boost to an artists frail ego to have people not only like your work and award prize money, but also to make sales, so you can go and buy more materials to continue the creative journey….self promotion is probably the hardest part of being an artist, and competition is not only healthy and creatively stimulating, but it gives you an opportunity to get your work out into the public arena…..I’m back to the felting studio now…my Muse is calling, and there are more competitions to be entered in 2014!!