Sunday, February 17, 2013

Selection letters...

Gotta love a "you've been selected" letter in the mail!!!

You've got to love coming home from a crazy day at work to a letter telling you that your work has been selected for an exhibition!

I will have a tapestry in the upcoming exhibition 'She Who Can' exhibition at Walker Street Gallery in Dandenong.  I've been part of this exhibition before, maybe about 10 years ago and thought that I would submit again this year too.

The exhibition celebrates and showcases the talents of female artists.  Two artists are selected to be the recipients of solo exhibitions at other galleries too, which is always lovely!

The exhibition runs from 7 to 28 March at Walker Street Gallery, pop in and check out some fantastic talent!

Friday, February 15, 2013

You Know Me Better...




I thought that I would share some of the videos and images that inspired the works in my current exhibition Sampler at Handheld Gallery.

This clip is by one of my favourite singers Roisin Murphy. She headed up the group, Moloko and I've always admired her sense of style and wacky dance moves. Her music videos are always interesting and have a great muted colour quality too.

You Know Me Better, woven tapestry by Mardi Nowak
 

And the last of the weaving is done!!!!!

Here are some of the small tapestries that were inspired by the music video clip.  When I am weaving them, I work from the low quality print outs as well so they really are a combination of the video and then the low resolution snapshot.  Sometimes the printer may be running out of toner and the colour will bleed in a certain section, I often will weave that too!


Bow

And here are some of the snapshots from the music video.  I took these on my iphone while watching the clip via YouTube.  The source material is starting in a low resolution form, becoming compressed onto the iphone and then again when I print it out.  I'm always fascinated with these ideas of process in tapestry.

Cry

My exhibition Sampler ends tomorrow, Saturday 16th February, so you don't have much time to check it out!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sampler Exhibition Catalogue...

If you are unable to see the show but are wanting to check out the works and maybe even add a small tapestry to your collection, then here are the works on display!

If you are interested in a work, please contact Hand Held Gallery or myself! (missmardi@gmail.com)

You Know Me Better, woven tapestry by Mardi Nowak


You Know Me Better  2012
(homage Roisin Murphy, 'You Know Me Better')

woven tapestry, wool, cotton, silk and linen
28 x 26 cm

$550 AUD (SOLD)






Stop Callin' Stop Callin' woven tapestry by Mardi Nowak



Stop Callin', Stop Callin'  2012
(homage to Telephone by Lady Gaga)

woven tapestry, wool, cotton, silk and linen
16 cm  x 19 cm

$490 AUD (SOLD)


What I Want is a Chance to See the Show, tapestry by Mardi Nowak



What I Want is a Chance to See the Show  2012
(homage Catcall 'Bad Move Baby')

woven tapestry, wool, cotton, silk and linen
17cm  x 19.5 cm

$490 AUD



Hold My Hand, Take a Breath, tapestry by Mardi Nowak



Hold My Hand, Take a Breath  2012
(homage Catcall 'World is Ours')

woven tapestry, wool, cotton, silk and linen
28 cm  x 27 cm

$550 AUD


You Always Have the Reservation, woven tapestry by Mardi Nowak


You Always Have the Reservation 2012
(homage Roisin Murphy, 'Let Me Know')

woven tapestry, wool, cotton, silk and linen
23 cm  x 27.5

$525 AUD



Let Me Know If You're Lonely Baby, tapestry by Mardi Nowak.


Let Me Know If You're Lonely Baby 2012
(homage Roisin Murphy, 'Let Me Know')

Woven tapestry, wool, cotton and linen
28 x 28 cm

$550 AUD


You've Been a Bad Girl Gaga, woven tapestry by Mardi Nowak


You've Been a Bad Girl Gaga  2012
(homage to Telephone by Lady Gaga)

woven tapestry, wool, cotton, silk and linen
30.5 cm  x 27.5 cm

SOLD



We All Get Hurt By Love, tapestry by Mardi Nowak



We All Get Hurt By Love 2012
(homage Kylie Minogue, 'Confide in Me')

woven tapestry, wool, cotton, silk and linen
19.5 cm  x 19.5 cm

$525 AUD


How Do You Describe a Feeling? woven tapestry by Mardi Nowak



How Do You Describe a Feeling? 2012
(homage Kylie Minogue, 'In My Arms')

woven tapestry, wool, cotton, silk and linen
32cm   x 19.5 cm

$550AUD


Confide In Me, woven tapestry by Mardi Nowak





 Confide in Me  2012
(homage to Confide in Me by Kylie Minogue)

woven tapestry, wool, cotton, silk and linen
31.5 cm x 27 cm

$650 AUD





But in the Name of Understanding Now, tapestry by Mardi NowakBut In the Name of Understanding Now  2013
(Homage Kylie Minogue 'Confide In Me')

woven tapestry, wool, cotton, linen and silk
28 x 31 cm

$650AUD


And the last of the weaving is done!!!!!

How Many Years Can We Keep Going on this Way?  2013
(Homage Roisin Murphy, 'You Know Me Better')

woven tapestry, wool, cotton, silk and linen
25.5 x 27.5cm

$550 AUD
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