Solo exhibition of complex textile work for artist Sian Medill

STANTHORPE: Director of Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery Mary Findlay, Dr Kyla MacFarlane of The University of Melbourne, artist Siân Eloise Medill, QAGOMA Board of Trustees Gina Fairfax and  Art Gallery Society of NSW's Ron Ramsey at the Stanthorpe awards.
STANTHORPE: Director of Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery Mary Findlay, Dr Kyla MacFarlane of The University of Melbourne, artist Siân Eloise Medill, QAGOMA Board of Trustees Gina Fairfax and Art Gallery Society of NSW's Ron Ramsey at the Stanthorpe awards.

Textile artist Siân Eloise Medill, 34, of Wellington Point has her first solo exhibition at the Percolator Gallery, Paddington from 10am to 4pm from June 27 to July 1.

The exhibition opens on June 27 with drinks, sponsored by Penley Estate winery from 6pm to 9pm. There is coffee and cake on July 1 from 10am to noon.

The exhibition comprises current works, themes of nature, wildlife and portraits and includes some smaller pieces.

Ms Medill said  that in creating complex textile pixel art, a larger piece often took more than a month of full time work to complete.

“My pieces contain anywhere from 9,000 to 30,000 hand cut fabric tiles. The smallest of the tiles is only 5mm square with each using natural or up-cycled materials,” she said.

“Because of the textiles different sheen and texture’s my artworks change their appearance with the light of the day. It’s like a mosaic but with textiles. I choose to create works of all the beautiful subjects in this world, whether it be our animals, our people or our surroundings.”

ART: Forever Unconditional is created with hundreds of mosaic pieces of fabric.

ART: Forever Unconditional is created with hundreds of mosaic pieces of fabric.

Ms Medill said her artwork grew from a love of working with fabric through sewing and quilting and graphic design.

Earlier this year, her work entitled Earth Soldier won the best emerging artist award from more than 1600 entries in the Stanthorpe Art Prize.

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