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Dorothy Filshie: Fish Out of Water

BY Australian Design Centre | 11-Sep-2018
Fish Out of Water is an exhibition of the textile object work of NSW artist Dorothy Filshie
Fish Out of Water is an exhibition of the textile object work of NSW artist Dorothy Filshie. Dorothy uses hessian, calico, duck and artists’ canvas plastered with old-fashioned gesso made from rabbit skin glue and whiting powder to create her sculptural fish. Her work is dictated by a love of food, textiles and art. Each work is hollow and is made from a pattern by cutting shapes from suitable fabrics, stitching the pieces by hand or machine, then shaping and stiffening them into three dimensional forms. Fish Out of Water is displayed in Object Space, a window gallery that is available for viewing 24/7.