Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations, keeping in mind authenticity, reciprocity, and networking.
Maureen Locke-Maclean works as a textile fibre artist, lecturer, educator and tutor from her studio ‘The Dyeshack” at Wamberal on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Her works have been featured in numerous textile related publications including Craft Art International, Hunter Lifestyle, Textile Fibre Forum, Embellish, Fibreline and Yomiuri Newspaper Tokyo.
Maureen specializes in the ancient art of Japanese Shibori which allows her to stitch, bind and compress silk and natural fabric. The actual design is created within the compressions before dyeing in Natural Indigo or Acid Steam set dyes. Depending on the temperature and immersion times during the dyeing process, precision of stich, it is only when the fabric is unbound that success or failure of the design reveals itself. Her current work is exploring two and three dimensional works with synthetic fabric featuring Jellyfish, Seaweeds and creatures of our Great Barrier Reef for a forthcoming exhibition. ‘Reef Dreamscapes’. Her work has been sold and exhibited nationally and internationally in Australia, U.S.Virgin Islands, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan.
Craft NSW Australia
Craft ACT Australia
National Association of Visual Arts
Quilter’s Guild of NSW Inc.
Finalist Australian Craft Awards 2013