Where do you go? - Kelcie Bryant-Duguid is a contemporary artist whose narrative work explores a myriad of external and internal conversations that occur in daily life. Through familiar imagery she questions the world around us and its effect on who we are and where we go.
Her solo exhibition brings together encaustic mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and textiles, and is an exploration of journey and self-reflection on personal values, experiences and societal issues. Her practice uses the elements of colour, texture and mark making to create movement and evoke emotion in her narrative works. Perspective is used to reimagine landscape using it as a metaphor for larger societal issues and to challenge strongly held political and cultural views. Stitched elements are incorporated and symbolise connections and conversations.
Materiality and incorporating found and pre-used items are intrinsic to Kelcie's practice. Wire and metal reflect the influences of her father who trained as a welder and are expressed in 'feminine crafts' that represent her mother and the women in her family who fostered and imparted a love of textiles and making by hand from a young age. Her works are a vehicle for storytelling, memories and making sense of the world and the residue it leaves on each of us as we travel through our daily life.
Workshop details: Learn how to make decorative cords from repurposed fabric and found objects. Come along and learn how to make fabric cord garlands that are perfect to hang, drape or decorate your home over the festive season. The workshop is suitable for all ages. No previous experience is necessary.