Hidden in their Leaves: Eucalypts Dye Colours in Australia
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd Paddington NSW 2021
+61 2 8936 0888
Liz Williamson has been weaving since the late 1970s and is still fascinated with the potential of interlacing two sets of threads at her loom. Recent weavings have referenced the tradition of woven rag rugs, the repair of cloth and the idea of 'making do', with many woven with materials coloured by locally sourced eucalyptus and plant dyes.
In this talk, Liz discusses the history of Eucalypts dye-making in Australia, including the landmark research of Jean Carman, who was the first to systematically document the colours of Australian Eucalypts by testing over 450 species.
Presented in conjunction with Liz Williamson: Weaving Eucalypts Project at UNSW Galleries, 18 June – 14 August 2022.
Images: Hidden in their Leaves: Eucalypts Dye Colours in Australia at UNSW Galleries, 2022. Speaker: Liz Williamson. Photography: Cassandra Hannagan
Tile and Banner Image: Liz Williamson in Studio, 2022. Photograph: Anna Kucera.