`Felt Embraced ‘ at Fullarton

More than 100 interested guests attended the opening of the latest Art Expression @123 Fisher exhibition held at Living Choice Fullarton on 1st June. Featuring the work of the Mitcham Felters, the exhibition titled “Felt Embraced” included the work of two skilled Living Choice residents, Judy Styles of Living Choice Flagstaff Hill and June Short of Fullarton.

Joan Ogden of the Art Expression group said Judy and June were the leaders of the collaboration that made the amazing exhibition possible.

“June modelled the felting process using wool, silk and embellishments to make felted flowers as a highlight on a coat or a dress and answered many questions from interested people,” said Joan.

“Kay Oliver, a well-known Adelaide felter, spoke to the quality of the work displayed at the exhibition,  making particular mention of the Green River scarf by Iris Woolcock and Rosaling Hunt’s eco-printed tunic. Kay declared the Felt Embraced exhibition open.”

Joan said the wearer of a felted piece was thoroughly embraced in warmth and colour in an individual hand-made piece which was light and easy to wear without zips or fasteners.

“A “Pop Up” shop will be held in the Function Room on 28th and 29th June. This will have a focus on felt neckpieces, jewellery, scarves and capes that are easy to pick up and carry. Make sure you join the Felters on these sales days as the merchandise will be varied,” she added.

Castello’s Cucina sponsored the finger food along with complimentary wine, sparkling or orange juice provided by Art Expressions@123 Fisher. Fifty people also stayed afterwards for an enjoyable dinner at Castello’s Cucina.