Rich Tapestries of paintings and ceramics

Alison Hill and Bronwyn Theobald's exhibition Rich Tapestries is opening in Hobart, 6 May 2015, at the Salamanca Arts Centre's Sidespace Gallery. It continues until 19 May and is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

A shared love of oriental carpets became the starting point for this exhibition and it is a thread that continues to unite the work, even as the artist's paths diverge.

Alison began by exploring the rich tapestry that is Tasmania's alpine heath. The colours in the landscape seemed to mirror the colours in oriental carpets. Ferns, mosses and stunted trees grew through the carpets. Over time other stories, tales from books and film and family life, have intruded and woven their way in.

Bronwyn's luscious dinnerware is inspired by the rich colours and patterns of her own colection of oriental rugs and fabulous stories from "One Thousand and One Nights". Richly coloured glazes reveal and conceal intricate printed patterns and fragments of text from Scheherezade's fantastic tales.

The exhibition at Sidespace Gallery continues until 19 May and is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm.  Alison's paintings from the exhibition can be viewed on her website.