Japanese tie-dye art display comes to Rockingham

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QLD artist Cathy Moon's work will feature in a textile exhibition showcasing Shibori or Japanese tie-dye at the Rockingham Arts Centre from January 24.
Camera IconQLD artist Cathy Moon's work will feature in a textile exhibition showcasing Shibori or Japanese tie-dye at the Rockingham Arts Centre from January 24. Credit: Al Sim

A textile exhibition showcasing Japanese tie-dye art is opening at the Rockingham Arts Centre from January 24.

Up to 18 textile artists will exhibit their work as part of the World Shibori Network Australia and New Zealand Exhibition.

Many of the exhibiting artists are internationally renowned and have played an important role in paving the way for Shibori in Australia.

Exhibition curator and practising textile artist Philomena Hali described Shibori as shaped resist dyeing of clot, which is secured by folding, crumpling, stitching, plucking or twisting.

“There are infinite ways of using these methods that create different results and patterns each time they are used,” she said.

Silk, hemp and cotton are the most commonly used fabric for Shibori.

Ms Hali said Shibori made its way to Australia in 2004 when the Australia Shibori Network was officially established with the coordination of the 5th International Shibori Symposium in Melbourne at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Since its establishment, World Shibori Network Australia and NZ has coordinated exhibitions in Australia and beyond in conjunction with various other WSN events.

The exhibition will open from 6pm on Friday, January 24, then from 9am to 4pm on weekdays and 10am to 2pm on weekends until February 3.

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