June 2016

'HAPPENSTANCE', Steps Gallery, 16 June – 2 July.

It was a truly fruitful happenstance when the textile art group Collective Notions came together as students on a Diploma course in 2009. The creative bonds are as strong as ever as the group prepares for its 6th exhibition, aptly themed Happenstance.

To celebrate both the diversity of the individual artists, and the joy of creating together, the feature work of Happenstance is a large collaborative piece made up of 14 individual artworks. Beyond the simple brief of 'a red palette and circles', and an exact finished dimension, each artist has had complete freedom of materials, form and technique. The resulting collage is a stunning collage of arresting colour and intriguing designs.

HAPPENSTANCE, 16 June – 2 July 2016, Steps Gallery, 62 Lygon Street, Carlton South, 3053. Individual and collaborative works from textile art group, Collective Notions. Gallery Hours 10 am - 4 pm Mon-Sat; Thurs 10 am - 7 pm. Official Opening Sat 18 June 3 - 5 pm.

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Collective Notions...

    A vibrant and diverse group of 14
    textile and mixed media artists based in Melbourne.

    Collective Notions contemporary art practices draw
    upon extensive experience and accomplishments in a
    wide range of disciplines including felt, graphics, mixed
    media, basketry, embroidery and wearable art.

    Individual art work is available for sale or commission.


  • Dec 2011
    Graduating Diploma of Textile Art,
    Box Hill Institute, Centre for Creative Industries
  • Nov 2011
    Feature article in Fibre Forum magazine
  • Oct 2010
    Group exhibition Swaddle at SJS Gallery
  • Sept 2010
    Images published in AVANTE magazine

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and cannot be copied or reproduced in part or whole
without written permission.