Cloth: From Seeds to Bloom traces 20 years of work from one of Australia’s most influential textile designers and local Blue Mountains resident, Julie Paterson.
Drawing inspiration from the Australian bush, Paterson’s stunning fabrics are a riot of colour, floral forms, and patterns. Achieving commercial success through design excellence, her designs are highly prized and sought after, with short batch productions quickly snapped up by avid collectors, interior decorators, and commercial clients.
The exhibition will focus on nine key textile groupings – the first called Seeds and the last one Bloom. Contemporary textiles commonly sit at the practical end of art and design. Cloth: Seeds to Bloom is comprised of Julie Paterson’s domestic textile objects, which take the viewer on a journey from the humble seed through to the luscious bloom.
An Australian Design Centre touring exhibition
Julie Paterson, Cloth: From Seeds to Bloom installation view. Image courtesy the artist and Australian Design Centre.