Monday, March 07, 2011

Elise Eiffe and Culture Eco Art Exhibitions

Elise Eiffe

Elise is an up and coming local artist exhibiting a range of artworks in her first solo show. Many works in different mediums are portraits created in her own unique style. Her exhibition is in the upstairs blue room at the gallery and is on display from March 3rd to April 6th 2011.

Connecting Weave, Threads and Culture Eco Art Exhibition 2011


Connecting Weave, Threads, and Culture Eco Art Exhibition is presented by Ngarrindjeri Eco Art Co-Op from Camp Coorong, Meningie. Ngarrindjeri Eco Art Co-Op (NEAC) is co - founded by Ngarrindjeri Land and Progress Association (NLPA) and Innovative Art in Textiles (IAT) and is run collaboratively by multi –disciplinary emerging visual artists and Ngarrindjeri Cultural Weavers from the Coorong and surrounding districts. NEAC is endeavoring to implement an artist run initiative where active members are responsible for the running of its creative endeavor and sustaining its community art projects. These projects are designed to bring hope, increase community participation, prosperity and new revenue possibilities. This is also designed to help connect the Ngarrindjeri community to the wider community and making the connection through artistic practices.

This exhibition showcases a range of contemporary pieces of Ngarrindjeri weaving and traditional basket weaving, wearable art costumes, up-cycle neck tie dresses and trendy eco bags made from 100% recycled neck ties. There is also a wide selection of affordable chic and stylish glass beads and felted earrings, felted necklaces, vibrant silk and velvet scarves, handmade paper, framed textile and metal artworks. Sixty five percent of the art on display is designed and created using sustainable materials, proving fashion and sustainable living can co-exist.


About Ngarrindjeri Eco Arts Co – Op

Ngarrindjeri Eco Art Co-Op (NEAC) is co-founded by Ngarrindjeri Land & Progress Association (NLPA) and Innovative Art in Textiles (IAT) and is run collaboratively by multi-disciplinary emerging visual artists and Ngarrindjeri Cultural Weavers from the Coorong and surrounding areas. NEAC is endeavor to implement an artist run –initiatives where active members are responsible for the running of its creative endeavour and sustaining its community art projects, and employ a responsive focus group to develop, facilitate and implement sustainable community eco - arts projects designed to bring hope, increase community participation, prosperity and new revenue possibilities to desperately disempowered Ngarrindjeri members of the community in the Coorong district in South Australia. NEAC will also endeavor to encourage and welcome Non- Indigenous artist to join and the wider community to connect through art.


Exhibition Date: 03 March to 06 April 2011

http://www.innovativeartintextiles.com/
http://www.jelinahaines.com/