Artist weaves Second Life into recycled materials at Butter Factory Arts Centre
  • Wednesday 23 January 2013

Sunshine Coast Council welcomes artist in residence Mary Elizabeth Barron at the Butter Factory Arts Centre from Tuesday 12 February to Saturday 16 February 2013.

Mary Elizabeth Barron’s residency forms an integral part of her exhibition Second Life on display at Cooroy’s Butter Factory from Friday 1 February to Saturday 9 March 2013.

Using an ancient basketry technique, Mary Elizabeth Barron’s sculptures are made from old clothes predominately belonging to the artist, her family and friends. Mary has discovered when making art from recycled materials the work retains a memory of the material’s original function. This concept of a Second Life creates threads of life stories connecting gallery visitors in a very intimate way to the art pieces.

Visitors to the gallery during the residency week will have the opportunity to learn the traditional coiling technique to weave their story into a community thread.

The community are invited to attend the official opening of Second Life on Tuesday 12 February at 10am and a guided tour and morning tea on Friday 15 February at 10am.

For information about the residency and events and to RSVP for the official opening and exhibition tour contact the Butter Factory Arts Centre on 5454 9050 or visit council’s gallery website.