Thursday, June 10, 2010

Crafty Lady #06 - Dell Stewart

Here I introduce another kind and talented sole Dell Stewart, who is giving up time to sew a patch for 'The Crafty Ladies & Gents Quilt'.

Dell Stewart is an absolute inspiration to me. She does many things including working with sculpture, drawing, animation and installation. If you know her, you will recognise her instantly by her pretty almost-to-the-floor strawberry blonde locks. I see her a person without limits with great big and very grand ideas. She is extremely talented and isn't afraid to be free and show her diverse skills.

Dell has recently been involved in a joint exhibition Triangle with Andrea Eckersley at Craft Victoria (oops there I go again dropping the CV bomb) which finishes this Saturday 12 June. Another project Dell is working on along side Adam Cruickshank for Craft Victoria is a limited edition tote designed as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations to commemorate all things handmade, also as a reflection of Dell & Adams history of collaboration in art & life. CV are running a really fun competition for us citizens to customize the bag however and which ever way you please. I am so upset I found all this out today as I write this blog because its due by closing time tonight and there is no way I will be able to get it done and delivered in my lunch break. So shattered.

Dell has an amazing biography including a Bachelor of Fine Arts from James Cook University and a Graduate Diploma in Animation and Interactive Media at RMIT. She also has an extensive body of work which you can now enjoy looking through here on her website, here on her blog, here in her shop and some great photos here on her flickr.

Keep posted to see what Dell comes up with for the her PP patch!

Above are a collection of Dell's lovely badges which you can buy online here.

Progress shots of Dell & Adam's Craft Victoria 40th anniversary commemoration tote.

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