Kate Hughes

Watsons Bay Tapestry
January 9, 2013, 7:48 pm
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tapestry watsons bay

My most recent tapestry. Just a little one.


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August 26, 2012, 10:48 am
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A new tapestry completed. It is intended to be the first of a pair depicting abandoned cars dumped in the bush

March 1, 2012, 9:22 pm
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Another tapestry completed. Train tracks at Murchison East with the haze of dust obscuring and obliterating the detail and distance.

Larundel Tapestry
February 6, 2012, 9:14 pm
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Finally my yarn arrived and I have completed my tapestry of Larundel Mental Asylum. I have been working on this intermittently for over a year. Sadly it does not translate well into a photograph, losing the delicate and enveloping texture along with some of the finer tonal details.

I am currently keeping my eye out for opportunities to exhibit my tapestries as I am increasingly proud of the results.

Resolution – Silos
January 7, 2012, 9:14 pm
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My most recently completed tapestry. An experiment in finding the balance between the time spent making and the clarity and quality of the resultant work. Few images of interest to me work at this resolution, usually losing their link to realism and their atmosphere when reduced so dramatically.

A much larger tapestry is hovering near completion with only two square inches remaining unfinished. An order of yarn from the UK will be its savior, hopefully soon.

silent progress
August 28, 2011, 9:23 pm
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January 25, 2011, 5:33 pm
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I have been neglecting to document my progress on various projects. My tapestry of Larundel Mental Asylum continues at slow speed. I have been printing laser engraved linos for a book about a road, there will be more to see once the covers are completed and everything bound. Working on a small etching while assisting a friend print photogravures has inspired me to attempt a switch to her medium, plans for another book utilising this are in the works. This work will take a fair amount of influence from works in the exhibition Endless Present: Robert Rooney and Conceptual Art which is on now at the NGV and I highly recommend a visit.

My exhibition Zoetrope at Mailbox 141 has come to an end while my work Mordialloc has just arrived in Tasmania in preparation for exhibition.