ClothBound is on the Road. The Suitcase Tour goes West.

I’m packing up my old kit bag and hitting the road. For 1 week. Next week. Last minute? Nope not me…
One of my cases is full of ClothBound books and the other, for balance, is full of the Cloth itself. It feels rather quaint and old school. Simple. Just getting in the car and driving through the countryside,  knocking on the door of people I don’t know yet, shaking their hands, sharing our stories. Face to face. Real time.
I like this stuff.
Ive been wanting to do this for a long long time, and this very first trip is special because it connects all the regional dots that are important to me, drawing a line from the Blue Mountains to Wagga and back home through Mittagong.
I’ll be heading west from Blackheath early on Monday morning going ’round the mountain to Cowra to meet with insta friends and Facebook friends and friendly strangers too. I’ll be stopping for a cuppa in Kendall street at a place called Relish around 11 am and then will push on to Young for something a bit stronger at 6pm with the lovely folk at The General Store in Lovall Street.  The next day off I go to Wagga for a lunch time thing at Feather and Willow and then Canberra on Thursday in the foyer of the textile department at ANU for a bit of a show and tell. And finally homeward bound via Mittagong for an artist talk at Sturt on Saturday 9th where my retrospective exhibition is hanging until the end of the month.
And then home to Coogee where I’ll put my feet up and hatch the next suitcase tour plan.
All are welcome because I’d love to meet you.
x Julie
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Necessity is the mother of invention

I've got an exhibition on down at the southern highlands for the next month and I've used every single lamp in my house as props. Which meant I needed to invent a new way to light my living room. I turned this rose lampshade upside down, wired it up and hung it from the curtain pole. Rather snazzy don't you think?

I’ve got an exhibition on down in the Southern Highlands for the next month and I’ve used every single lamp in my house as props. Which meant I needed to invent a new way to light my living room. I turned this rose lampshade upside down, wired it up and hung it from the curtain pole. Rather snazzy don’t you think?

 

Im doing my first road trip very soon.

Im doing my first road trip very soon. For textile enthusiasts and folks who might like to meet me and buy a book and have a chat and rummage through my suitcases of fabric off cuts - I'll be in theses places in the first week of May. Pass it on. A proper plan and set of dates to come. Stay tuned @rarepearstudio xx

For textile enthusiasts and folks who might like to meet me and buy a book and have a chat and rummage through my suitcases of fabric off cuts – I’ll be in theses places in the first week of May. Pass it on. A proper plan and set of dates to come. Stay tuned