Anthony Browell, Portrait of Mona Hessing in studio(detail), 1973. Image courtesy of the Churchill Trust

Shimmering – The Mona Hessing tribute project
Sat 18 April – Sun 10 May 2020

Opening Night: Friday 17 April, 6 – 8pm  cancelled
Public Programs: Saturday 18 April, 11am  cancelled
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

Exhibition has been postponed while the BAS is closed.

Inspired by Mona Hessing – one of Australia’s leading contributors to textile art from the 1960’s to the 1980’s – a selection of artists from the Eurobodalla Fibre and Textile Artist Group (EFTAG) pay testimony in Shimmering: The Mona Hessing tribute project.

After receiving a donation of some of Hessing’s materials, each artist will use this to create an original artwork inspired by Hessing and her contribution to the textile medium. This exhibition will feature both 2D and 3D works made from natural braided sisal and hand-dyed and hand-spun wool with silk slubs.

Artists: Julie Armstrong, Julie Brennan, Alison Bogg, Lorna Crane, Cathie Griffith, Roslyn Holmes, Susan Jamison, Stephanie Simko, Mischi West

EFTAG formed in 2005 through shared interests and passion for textile art. Since then over 100 members have shared and learned skills, promoting fibre and textile arts with the aim of increasing awareness to future members and with the wider public.

Mona Hessing (1933-2001) was instrumental in moving the textile form from the constraints of fine cloth made on a loom to the freedom, scope and scale enjoyed by contemporary textile artists today; three-dimensional constructions and hand-woven forms in varied techniques. After traveling and exhibiting overseas, Hessing settled in Tuross Head where she continued to exhibit locally and nationally.

Public Programs

Panel discussion – Sat 18 April, 11:00am cancelled
Join the exhibiting artists as they discuss the works in this exhibition and Mona Hessings contribution to the textile medium.

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The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre recognises Aboriginal people as the original inhabitants and custodians of all land and water in the Eurobodalla and respects their enduring cultural and spiritual connection to it. The Bas acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land in which we live and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.