What: Warmth and Welcome
Who: Fiona Veikkanen
Where: The Front Gallery and Café, Wattle Street, Lyneham Shops.
When: 6-11 July 2011, opening drinks Thursday 7th 6pm.
Open 6:30-late Mon-Fri, 7:30-late Sat, 8:30-late Sun.
I Hope to see you at the opening for some tasty homemade treats!
Wild woollen objects, sculpted, stitched and crocheted, will occupy the inviting Front Gallery and Café in Warmth and Welcome. This exhibition is about warmth - warmth and welcome, comfort and coziness - on a chilly Canberra evening. The artworks convey the ways we keep warm, and the nourishment derived from a lovingly handmade object. Artist Fiona Veikkanen is making a name for herself working with tactile, homely materials, and making the familiar seem strangely new and wonderful. Resonating with the intensity of making, Veikkanen’s objects retain the spirit of the act of creation. Woollen garments, blankets and yarn have been collected and transformed into a show that includes sculpture, textiles, books and drawing. So don your worst woollens for a warm-hearted welcome.