Two gorgeous rugs based on the design of a Wombarra artist will form the centrepiece of the foyer of the new UOW Innovation building.
The rugs have been designed by writer/photographer Caroline Baum, before being hand-knotted in Nepal.
“It’s a thrill to be showcased in such a dynamic new space,” she says. ” The snail patterns echo other relevant patterns such as computer hardwiring and the synapses of the brain, so it’s a great fit!”
Early next month, Caroline will hold a joint exhibition with her husband David Roach at the Clifton School of Arts.
She will hang her series of photographs called ‘Winter Ripples’.
Husband David is taking part in his first art show in 20 years.
David trained at the National Art School before embarking on a career in film. In fact his first feature film ‘Young Einstein’ is still one of the most successful Australian films of all time. David is also credited with award-winning films including the Russell Crowe-narrated ‘Red Obsession’ and the WWI feature ‘Beneath Hill 60’.
He’s taken time out from the tight schedules and confines of making movies to adapt a Japanese method of charring cedar, which he combines with wax and pigments.
Much of his portion of the show, ‘Control Burn’ was conceived at Bundanon, once the home of great Australian artist Arthur Boyd. “I love working with natural materials,” says David. I love sawing, charring, shaping, melting until I find a form that has meaning.”
The talented couple will hold their combined exhibition at Clifton School of Arts from June 3-13.
Photo:- ‘Goldfish’ by Caroline Baum