We recently went to the Narnia exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, to my great delight the Love Lace exhibition was also on. We dragged the boys down there for a quick look and we were all totally blown away by the depth of work on display. Echidna spikes, drift wood, cyclone fencing, steel, rice paper and nylon are woven into breath taking lace sculptures.
There are 130 lace works by 134 artists from 20 countries and it's on until April 2013.
My favourite piece was the one above titled Nunduti Lace by Grizelda Gonzales, it is influenced by a beautiful traditional Paraguayan legend.
One Echidna by Christine McMillan. Sculpture: echidna spines, linen thread and glue and an animation which records the image made by light passing through the work.
(a cast of my left hand in the shape of a) Glove by Nava Lubelski. Casts (12): needle lace and stitched fragments using thread, found trimmings and pins.
Table Cloth by Mary Hackett. Forged and formed mild steel with rust patina, over linen fabric; holes were burned into the surface of the steel with a plasma cutter.
Heirloom by Shona Wilson. Assemblage: natural found materials (twigs, seedpods, bones) and found plastic.