Journey to Shiloh, textile by Michael Brennan-Wood
Journey to Shiloh, textile by Michael Brennan-Wood.
1984, wood, paint, fabrics, paper, copper wire, 180 x 215 x 16cm. Photograph by Terence Bogue. Purchased for the Victorian State Craft Collection with the assistance of the Australia Council for the Arts - Craft Board. Held on long-term loan by Ararat Regional Art Gallery.
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Courtesy the artist.
British textile artist Michael Brennan-Wood has has an association with Australia since 1982. He hand been an important influence on the Australian textile and fibre art scene, especially as a teacher in tertiary institutions. He introduced a process-oriented approach to studio practice, resulting in large scale works of enormous energy and presence. In this work, Journey to Shiloh the artist co-opts weaving's grid of warp and weft in a mixed media wall work that combines painting and sculptural assemblage to challenge the very definition of textile and fibre.