Friday, November 1, 2013

Under Foot - an exhibition worth seeing

Last week I went to an artist talk at an exhibition 'Under Foot' by Mary Elizabeth Barron, at the Redland Art Gallery at Capalaba, southside Brisbane.

In Mary's words, the rationale behind 'Under Foot' is:
"The beauty beneath our feet on nature’s floor is the source of inspiration for Under Foot. The fibre work evokes a sense of pleasure through drawing attention to the intricacies found in natural debris. The colour, shape and textural qualities of leaves in their dying stages, fallen bark, twigs and other plant materials in this environment are complex, intriguing and beautiful."

Mary has produced a body of fibre-based work using basketry and botanical papermaking techniques.  The resulting exhibition is both a curiousity as to the range of fibres that can be formed into vessels as well as a shrine to the beauty of the objects that she has created.  An exciting variety of textures, colours, and fragility gives the viewer plenty to admire and wonder at.

Well done, Mary and thanks for the opportunity to hear you talk about work.  Its an exhibition I would highly recommend for anyone interested in seeing something quite different.

'Under Foot' is on until Wednesday 4 December 2013
The Redland Art Gallery in Capalaba is located at Capalaba Place on Noeleen Street, Capalaba

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm

Wednesday 9am - 5pm

Thursday 8.30am - 7.30pm

Saturday 9am - 4pm

Mary talking about her work

The wall of 'Shrines to Nature'

Vessels of Nature

I bought this one!  The vessel is made from Ecualyptus Leaves.
I can't wait to get it on my wall of my studio.

Vessels of Nature - Corn Silks.
Beautifully transparent, almost glowing.


  1. Fascinating work, thanks for sharing it. Those corn silk vessels stole my heart.

  2. Oh wow, all beautiful but those vessels are just the best!

  3. Looks amazing Sandra - thanks for letting us know about it.