Heritage Hill has two incredible artists working with us through August for Cultural Threads.
Eddy Carroll is still in the Benga House old Lounge Room, currently working on completing a large heart soft-sculpture.
Eddy has spent June and July making a body of work that has now been installed in the Dandenong Light Boxes for Cultural Threads. These exquisite works can now be viewed 24 hours a day in Garner Lane, beside the Dandenong Civic Centre and Library. There are some great images of these works up on the City of Greater Dandenong instagram feed. Find us on instagram @cityofgreaterdandenong
Siri Hayes is a new artist-in-residence at Heritage Hill, in the schoolhouse studio space. Siri has a practise that is based in photography, but she also has been investigating textiles more recently.
Siri has brought in a circle loom to create a large woven rug with the community.
The yarn to make the rug has been dyed naturally from botanicals collected from the Heritage Hill gardens as well as from parks and reserves within the City of Greater Dandenong.
The rug will depict the colours of the Greater Dandenong landscape.
Visitors are welcome to visit Heritage Hill and pop in to the artists’ studios to view works being made and chat with the artists. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with both artists on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August at the Heritage Hill Open Studio, as part of Craft’s Craft Cubed open studio event. More information about the Cultural Threads program can be found here.
Heritage Hill is continuing the call out for prospective artists-in-residence for 2015 and Heritage Hill and Walker Street Gallery are interested to hear from applicants for the 2015 exhibition program. To view information packs and download application forms visit here.