Creating Necessary Objects; Celebrating the Beauty of Efficient Movements

As the culmination of the inaugural Artist in Residence Project at the National Trust’s Maitland property, Brough House, Newcastle artist Ellen Howell will be exhibiting stunning work created during her weaving and printing residency based in part on the Grossmann Textile Collection.

Newcastle based artist Ellen Howell will be exhibiting stunning work created during her weaving and printing residency. Ellen’s work is based in part on some elements of the precious Grossmann Textile Collection, which has inspired her during her 3 month residency in the developing Textile studio space upstairs at the National Trust’s Maitland property.

 

Image: Ellen at work. Photo by Andrew Howell

 

Ellen’s time in the studio at Brough House has explored the feeling of the creative energy of efficient movement through her weaving craft. This can be seen in the context of the Grossmann Textile Collection and the community of women who lived in Brough House, as well as the women who created the textiles for the Collection. In tracing the history of the textiles of the Collection, she has seen that the journey has been one of necessity, but for her she has explored and interpreted the creative moment.

The Cecily Mitchell Exhibition Space at Brough House will be transformed by woven and printed objects created by Ellen. All visitors to the Studio at Brough House have been encouraged to work a line on the Saori Loom donated for that purpose, an introduction to the craft of weaving and to the National Trust  Church St Maitland properties.

 

 

Images: Courtesy of Ellen Howell.

How to book your tickets

Open 10am – 3pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 4 June – 31 July.

Entry is free. A donation box will be available for those who wish to contribute.

 

Thanks to

Lynette Howell has kindly donated the Saori Loom used during the residency at Brough House.

Brough House

Creating Necessary Objects; Celebrating the Beauty of Efficient Movements

Address:

73 Church St, Maitland, NSW, 2320

Phone:
(02) 4934 8837
Email:
grossmann@nationaltrust.com.au