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November 2021 Russell and Carol Monson Photography and textiles Window on the world

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Scheduled Exhibitions twenty-one

Contact Artist:monson@dcsi.net.au

www.monson.net.au

Artwork on Display

sewing under glass by Russell Monson

$120

 

fascade by Russell Monson

$120

 

Portugal village street by Russell Monson

$120

 

storm damage 1 by carol Monson

$75

 

hi rise living by Russell Monson

$120

 

portugal colour by Carol Monson

$100

 

Croatian waterfront by Carol Monson

$100

 

sandstone by Carol Monson

$100

 

the boatshed by Carol Monson

$100

 

Glasgow reflections by Carol Monson

$150

 

coffee Time by Russell Monson

$120

 

lines dots and spirals by Carol Monson

$75

 

remember the brewery by Russell Monson

$120

 

statement

 

 

the pool next door by Russell Monson

$120.

 

reflected by Russell Monson

$120.

 

Desert grass 2 by Carol Monson

$75.

 

early morning Hattah lakes by Carol Monson

$75.

 

street life by Carol Monson

$100

 

clean bedding by Russell Monson

$120.

 

Havanas painted walls by Carol Monson

$100.

 

cactus gardens broken hill by Carol Monson

$75.

 

blistered by Russell Monson

$50.

 

Gabian wall by Carol Monson

$90.

 

window by Carol Monson

$120.

 

line of dots by Carol Monson

$75

 

brooches by Carol Monson

$15

 

brooches 2 by Carol Monson

$15

 

brooches 3 by Carol Monson

$15

 

line of dots by Carol Monson

$75

 

phone line

$120

$200

on the way up by Russell Monson

$120

 

Desert grass by Carol Monson

$75

 

Yellow Wheels by Russell Monson

$120

$200

resting bike by Carol Monson

$100

 

West Highland way by Carol Monson

$100

 

bollywoodbar by Russell Monson

$120

 

deserted shop sealake by Carol Monson

$75

 

Webbed window by Russell Monson

$50

 

Coffee anyone by Carol Monson

$80

 

Streatside by Russell Monson

$120

 

drama in the phonebox by Russell Monson

$120

 

drama in the phonebox by Russell Monson

$120

 

Artist’s statement

This is not the first time we have combined our interest in photography and textiles to produce a shared body of work.

This new exhibition, ‘Windows on the World’, combines Carol’s interest in photography and textiles, with Russell’s shared interest in photography and printing.

Carol has used many new and some old photographs from a range of trips to stimulate the creation of varied textiles. We both have qualifications from the ‘Photography Studies College’ in Melbourne and Carol completed ‘Embroidery for Design’ at Burwood Teachers’ College, now Deakin University. Formal qualifications are a great starting point for artistic growth but continual workshops and practice add to these.

We enjoy the process of photography from identifying suitable subjects, framing and composition of images through to printing all work at home. Similarly Carol’s textiles are often created from hand dyed fabric and many have photographic images printed directly onto fabric.

Collaboration comes in many forms; critiquing each others’ work, juggling images to balance with textiles but specifically this year using the design elements of line, texture and colour to draw some fairly disparate works together.

Our photographic inspiration comes from a variety of sources, travel in Australia and overseas, the natural environment and colours in the environment, as well as participation in camera club competitions and challenges. In this current exhibition, because of Covid restrictions, we have had to draw on past experiences and photographs taken in between lockdowns.

We hope you enjoy the way in which the various works speak to each other, through the echoes of colour, line, shape and texture and various interpretations of viewing through windows or frames.

Should you wish to purchase these works in other sizes, or want to discuss other work, please contact us … our contact details are on the business cards.

We are both active members of the Baw Baw Arts Alliance and the Warragul Camera Club.

Carol Monson, carol@monson.net.au Russell Monson, russell@monson.net.au November, 2021

 

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