“Upcycled” by Gabrielle Powell

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Local artist Gabrielle Powell will be exhibiting her latest upcycled works at Lazy Lizard Gallery, Princes Highway, Cobargo for APRIL 2018. Meet the artist at the morning tea opening will be held on Saturday 7th April 10.30am – 12noon.

This exhibition showcases the unique talents of this local artist – exploring ancient craft of basketry incorporating industrial waste. Exhibition runs until 30 April 2018.

The technique of weaving has been passed along generations, re-discovered, and expanded upon throughout the years. Basket making is one of the oldest known crafts. Gabrielle Powell has been making baskets since 2005 whilst formally trained in ceramics at Canberra School of Art in 1985.

Powell is passionate about up-cycling, reusing and recycling. She is an active scavenger, bringing things home from the tip, holidays or collecting useful treasures to incorporate into her next basket. She enjoys the challenge of making baskets from unconventional materials such as tubing, cabling, plastic, wire – items that would normally be discarded. Recycled materials of lesser quality are up-cycled to create new innovative artworks, baskets and light shades – if it’s flexible; it can be woven! Powell’s works are quirky, colourful and sturdy.

Not to be missed!


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