Linden Postcard Show 2011

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I have 3 pieces in this show.

They are large flowers (~ 27 x 27 x 7cm) made from foil-laminated, heavy-weight upholstery fabric. The Copper flower is the original fabric, while the gold and silver have been coloured. All three are intended to hang as a set of pendants on the wall… akin to three flying ducks.

3 flowers

Each flower has 7 petals, adding a spiritual dimension. Seven is known as the number of the spiritual seeker, wise and intuitive. The seven chakras are the energy centres of the body that direct and channel the energy of higher dimensions. They represent spiritual matter being brought into physical manifestation. I see these flowers as 3D manifestations of spirit, something to focus and meditate on, inspiring the bloom of inner awakening.

The inspiration comes directly from my fabric brooches, which I began making in July 2010. I have taken them to a couple of markets and they were well received. Currently the brooches are stocked by Harold & Maude in the Nicholas Building, and will be shown at many more markets in the coming year.

About the Postcard Show

This is the 7th time I have entered the show (2003 – ‘6 – ‘7 – ‘8 – ‘9 – ‘10 – ’11).

The first Linden Postcard Show was held in 1991 as part of the St Kilda Festival. Twenty years later it is still going and attracting artists from all over the country.

All entries in the Linden Postcard Show are hung, all entries are for sale and everyone has a chance to win one of the major prizes. There are 10 awards from $5000 to $250.

It is currently “the largest open entry competition, that shows work in all mediums, in this country and possibly the entire Southern Hemisphere” says Giacomina Pradolin, Director, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts. “The Postcard Show also gives artists the chance to show and sell their work in a popular exhibition in a major contemporary art space. Visitors love the show as it literally has something for everyone.”

“All works are for sale and the small format means the work is reasonably priced. Works by established as well as emerging artists hang side by side in a frenzy of colour and movement – a great noisy celebration of creativity. But it is the small and individual pieces of art people come back to see that, even through all the noise, have quietly spoken to them,” Pradolin states.

2011 Linden Postcard Show

26 Acland Street,
St Kilda 3182

DATES: 5 February to 26 March
EXHIBITION OPENING: 1-5pm Saturday 5 February

Tuesday – Friday 1-5pm
Sat + Sun 11am-5pm