Sue-Ann McGowan

Sue-Ann McGowan

  • Artist’s Statement

    As a textile artist I enjoy the flexibility of fabric as both a surface on which to mark a design but also the ability to move basic functional clothing to eye catching art. I employ the ancient Japanese cloth marking techniques of Katazome and Shibori .

  • Biography

    Since breaking free of the work day shackles I have been able to embrace my love of colour, surface design and fabric manipulation to express my creativity.

  • Influences

    My designs are created by strongly influenced by ancient Japanese design marking techniques on fabric. Katazome is a printing technique of which uses Katagami ( stencil cut from Mulberry paper) and a rice paste as a resist for both free hand and stencil formed to create designs inspired by nature.Shibori manipulation techniques can involve folding, wrapping or stitching fabric to create unique designs. I colour my work with natural dyes from plants and the rich volcanic soil of Toowoomba.

  • Exhibitions

    Downlands Art Exhibition 2022

Showing all 6 artworks

Sue-Ann McGowan

Gully Stream
32 x 27 cm Framed: 35 x 30 x 4cm Silk/cotton, rice paste, earth, indigo $200.00

Sue-Ann McGowan

Flow
20 x 15 cm Framed: 23.5 x 8.5 x 4cm Textile - habati silk, silk/cotton blend, rice paste, indigo $180.00

Sue-Ann McGowan

Droplets
32 x 27 cm Framed: 35 x 30 x 4cm Textile - silk/cotton blend, indigo, Karamatsu Shibori $240.00

Sue-Ann McGowan

Dissipating Dropets
26 x 21 cm Framed: 29 x 24 x 4cm Textile - silk/cotton blend, Karamatsu Shibori, indigo $180.00

Sue-Ann McGowan

Illusive Butterfly
32 x 27 cm Framed: 35 x 30 x 4cm Textile - Habati Silk, ash, soy, rice paste, indigo, Katagami stencil $250.00

Sue-Ann McGowan

Pitter-patter
18 x 13 cm Framed: 28 x 23 x 2.5cm Textile - silk/cotton blend, hand piped rice paste, indigo $120.00