Start Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Finish Date: Sunday, 26 February 2017

Location: Grenfell Art Gallery, 88 Main Street, Grenfell NSW 2810

Contact: Arts & Tourism Officer - Claire Myers - 6343 2059

Website: www.grenfell.org.au/attractions/grenfell-art-gallery

by Maureen Locke-Maclean.

Maureen Locke-Maclean has been fascinated by traditional Japanese art techniques for over 30 years. This exhibition pays homage to Shibori, a Japanese Resistance Dying technique which Maclean has mastered over many years.

This exhibition comprises of works using the Japanese hand stitching and dyeing in Natural Indigo known as "Shibori" which roughly translated is putting memory into cloth. The design is hand stitched, compressed by drawing the stitches together and then dyeing
in an Indigo Vat. Indigo is a natural plant dye i.e., Indigofera. Garments have been dyed in Indigo throughout Asia, India, Far East Africa, Europe for many centuries and Indigo was used as currency also for trading.

"Of blues there is only one real dye, Indigo" William Morris, 1834-1896. Textile designer, novelist, poet and founder of Morris Co and Socialist activist.