Shimmering - The Mona Hessing tribute project


Opening Hours: A Virtual Exhibition

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 ShimmeringThe 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.

Featuring works by:
Julie Armstrong
Julie Brennan
Alison Bogg
Lorna Crane
Cathie Griffith
Roslyn Holmes
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.

Virtual exhibition tour

Artist profiles