10 X TEN: T’Arts 10th Birthday Celebration at Pepper Street Arts Centre
Opens: Friday 18 January 2013 at 6 pm Opening Speaker: Ewart Shaw, Arts Producer, Radio Adelaide T’Arts (which stands for Textile and Arts) is a collective of around 35 artists and craftspeople. From small beginnings, the collective now attracts a solid clientele to their gallery in Gays Arcade. Members are excitedly preparing to celebrate their 10th birthday in 2013. The collective was established to promote art and design with a focus on textile and fibre, while fostering the creation and sale of quality works of original art by its members. They operate as a non-profit organisation, so that all proceeds go directly to the artists. The collective does not have paid staff, which means that all local members work as volunteers.
Including both established and emerging artists, the collective aims to have experienced artists foster the development of those who are starting out. Partnerships and collaborations occur regularly between members. With such a large number of artists involved, the shop proudly displays a wide range of media and styles of work.
Originally the focus was on textiles and wearable items, but this is now complemented by a good selection of fine art such as painting, prints, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewellery. In celebration of the 10 year milestone, artists in this exhibition are working to the theme of ‘10’. This could include 10 elements, 10 processes, be a collection of 10 pieces, have a combination of 10 colours; and this may not always be obvious. Part of the intrigue will be working out the 10 connection in each piece or body of work.
Artist Demonstrations Saturday 19 January, 2 pm – 4 pm Liz Wauchope - Silk Painting Kathry Hill - 'Encaustic' (Painting with Bees Wax)