ReConnect | Online Exhibition 2021
Welcome to the second online exhibition of the International Feltmakers Association.

This selected exhibition is made up of an eclectic mix of work by IFA members selected by a panel of judges who are experts in their respective felt specialisms.

Many of the works have been created by the artists at home during the global lockdown but the theme of the exhibition looks towards a future in which we will all reconnect with loved ones, nature, and our existing way of life.

The exhibition includes work from members of the IFA from all over the world. Artists from; Australia, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Estonia, USA, Germany, Turkey and the UK have been selected to show work in the show.

To view each artist, please click on the image below and you will be taken to the artist’s page. There are 75 artists to see so please click along all 3 pages at the bottom to see them all.

Some artists also have links to their social media and websites so that you can view more of the work  or get in touch with them.

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Christine Howell

Title: Interconnected through COVID
Through having been in lockdown due to COVID, we have all been communicating in new and different ways with our family and friends. We have used digital platforms to stay in touch, where there is a constant mixing and remixing of people’s images. The way the images move around reminds me of a kaleidoscope. Additionally, we have all been through a kaleidoscope of emotions and are rearranged, reassembled and different as a result.

This work was made as one piece, then divided in the felting process to signify the sedation that we are experiencing, then reassembled at the installation in new and different ways. The red lines and dark, brooding shapes represent COVID, whilst each small piece represents the remixed group in the kaleidoscope. I am grateful to Fiona Duthie for learning the felt, paper, ink techniques on her online course in 2019.

 

Materials and Techniques:

Merino wool, kozo paper, textiles, waxed silk thread, e-sumi ink, felting, stitch, drawing

 

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