Stitch Cult

Artists:  Eddy Carroll, Emma Greenwood, Trudy Inkamala, Liz Payne, Demelza Sherwood, Jeanette Stok, Sera Waters and Historical works from The Embroiderers’ Guild of Queensland Inc Artisan, Brisbane 3rd August – 15 September, 2018 Exhibition essay Work included: Reflection, 2016, Single channel video projection, table, table cloth, 1030 mm (l) x 600 ( w) x 760 (h). Protection, 2018, Galvanised wire and wire mesh,730 mm (l) x…

Protection

Protection, 2018, Galvanised wire and wire mesh, 730 x 550 x 350 mm. Table cloth made from wire mesh -free from the table.  

OPEN HOUSE: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial 2017

Exhibition curated by Glenn Barkley Artists:  Sally Blake, John Brooks, GhostNets Australia, Gomeroi gaaynggal ArtsHealth Program, Treahna Hamm, Joy Ivill, Carol McGregor, Rebecca Mayo, Nyoongar Doll Makers Community Arts Network, Raquel Ormella, Julia Robinson, Ema Shin, Jeanette Stok, Meredith Woolnough Tamworth Regional Art Gallery 13th October – 10 December, 2017 Curator’s essay   Work included:…

Curios?

Exhibition curated by Carrie McCarthy for the World Science Festival in Brisbane Artists:  Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Elise Carmichael, Selene Cochrane, Simone Eisler, Emma Lindsay, Sara Manser, Sharon McKenzie, Julie-Anne Milinski, Deb Mostert, Jeanette Stok, Geoff Thompson, Michelle Vine, Carolyn V Watson Queensland Museum, South Brisbane 23rd March – 26th March, 2017 Work included: Transposition, 2016,…

Mutagenesis

Jeanette Stok Ivory St Window, Artisan, Fortitude Valley 6 March – 22 May, 2017 Living cells follow a set of rules and programed sequences in order to replicate and grow. However, when this program is disrupted a multitude of unexpected changes can occur. Sometimes beneficial, sometimes destructive. In a similar way, embroideries are traditionally produced in…

Reflection

I’m often asked how embroidering with wire is different to linen and thread. I have written about this previously which you can find here, but for my graduate exhibition I thought I would produce a work that visualises the action. Below is a short video of the installation.  

Sculpture 16

Artists: Anthony Elliott Baker, Tessa Bergan, Sarah Channer, Deborah Eddy, Cailin Graham, Alicia Hollier, Merete Megarrity, Claudia Moodoonuthi, Gerard Murphy, Matthew Newkirk, Gemma Keeffe, Mandy Quadrio, Felicity Scarce, Jeanette Stok, Michelle Vine and Kim Williams Queensland College of Art, Southbank 24 November -27 November, 2016 Works included: Transposition, 2016, galvanised wire mesh, 0.7 mm wire Reflection,…

Transposition

Embroideries passed down as heirlooms are a tangible link to family never met and actions never seen. They highlight how repetitive actions are an integral component of the everyday, the generation of knowledge, identity and heritage. As a scientist I have observed that my own physical actions via repetitive experimentation inform my thinking. By producing…

Traits

Embroideries are often valuable to us primarily because of who created them; they are cherished heirlooms. These physical items are passed on to us, just as character traits are passed down to us by our parents, traits that are both learnt and genetic. Heredity explores the both the inherent change that occurs through generations, while…

Heredity

I’ve been working on a new series of wire hardandger embroideries that mutate from a traditional form into something that appears to be growing: tropism. They look specifically at those inherited traits that recur through generations. During this process I also started to investigate what happens when you take these embroideries outside the gallery; giving them…