Deceptive Markings by Sue de Vanny

Here’s a sample of what textile artist Sue de Vanny can do with a Reece Scannell photo textile panel . It’s amazing . Originally a scene of statues in a garden in a Viennese palace.  Now an embellished elephants head . This evocative piece radiates sadness of the elephants plight in its beautiful detailed thread work .

Deceptive Marking by Sue de Vanny | Art Quilt
Deceptive Marking by Sue de Vanny | Art Quilt

Awarded first prize in the Victorian Art Quilt Awards

The piece will join the Transformations : Photorealism in Thread Textile Art Collection in future exhibitions along with more contributing artists . You can see this masterpiece along with many other treasures at the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair Melbourne Convention Centre.

Vietorian Quilters | Showcase 2018
Vietorian Quilters | Showcase 2018

Photorealism in Thread Art Gallery

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Reece Scannell’s Textiles as Art

Artists have taken Reece Scannell’s elegant internationally recognized photorealistic fabric prints and made them in their artworks.
This collaboration starts with the medium of photography and includes fabric design and a diverse range of textile art techniques.

First the photographer (Reece Scannell) has taken an image and then, in the role of fabric designer, he has had these images printed onto linen. The result is striking fabric panels which make unique textile artworks.
The artists who have worked with Reece Scannell in this project are Jenny Bowker, Dijanne Cevaal, Saffron Craig, Sue de Vanny, Jan Fraser, Julie Haddrick, Kay Haerland and Dale Rollerson.

To take the process a step further, Reece has passed the fabric on to award winning textile artists and quilters. Each artist has then applied their own design insights to create a new work. Each one has had a completely different approach; from using the printed panel as a background the embellish and embroider, to adding new elements to the point where the original image fades and is almost unrecognizable.

Techniques includes quilting, machine embroidery and hand stitch.
See the display at Melbourne Craft & Quilt fair, July 26 to 29, next to the Reece Scannell stand.

Transformations – Photorealism in Thread

Featuring works by Saffron Craig, Dale Rollerson, Julie Haddrick, Sue de Vanny, Kay D Haerland, Dianne Cevaal, Jan Frazer, and Jenny Bowker.

Textiles and Photography by Reece Scannell


Hosted by Expertise Events in April 2018 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens Melbourne and in June 2018 at  the International  Convention Centre Darling Harbour Sydney. A third Exhibition will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre in July 2018.

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