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Gather Podcast and Gather Threads

By | Arts, Gather podcast, Gather Threads

We wound up Season 1 of the podcast earlier this month  You can explore all 8 episodes here and we celebrated with a party featuring guests from the season and even the launch of a new creative collaboration- Gather Threads! The event was all Auslan interpreted which was awesome and all episodes are also now transcribed so please share and enjoy.

Amy & Erin chatting on stage at the Gather Party

Amy & Erin chatting on stage at the Gather Party, Amy wearing her own Gather Threads piece (Image by Tiffany Titshall)

Check out more photos from the Gather Podcast Party 

or watch the recording including AUSLAN and captions

and if you’ve enjoyed the podcast feel free to make a donation to go towards future work!

So what are Gather Threads?

Amy in a tree with a blue Gather Threads tshirt on

Amy in a tree with a blue Gather Threads t-shirt on (Image: Erin McCuskey)

Amy wears a pink Gather Threads t-shirt in her garden with artichokes

Amy wears a pink Gather Threads t-shirt in her garden with artichokes (Image: Erin McCuskey)









Gather Threads is a new collaboration between artist Amy Tsilemanis and seamstress Christine Crawshaw, featuring Amy’s collages printed onto fabric and sewn onto recycled clothing.

The act of combining the printed collages with the colours and fabrics of second-hand clothes and then thread, adds further layers of collage to the initial hand-cut paper artworks. It has been lots of fun! Each piece is a one-off, made with love.

You can also commission us to make your own one-off piece by selecting your chosen collage and a colour and size for your piece of clothing and we will create something special just for you!

Contact a.tsilemanis@gmail.com

PhDs and Podcasts

By | Arts, Audio, Curation

It’s February, my birthday month, and I have just released episode 2 of my bookish podcast Gather- check it all out here! And I have also had final approval of my PhD titled ‘Creative Activation of the Past: Mechanics’ Institutes, GLAM, heritage and creativity in the twenty-first century.’ You can have a look at the photo book I produced to accompany the thesis below (might take a little bit to load). It captures my three years as curator at the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute. I hope it provides some joy and inspiration, along with the podcast too! Love to hear your thoughts as always- drop me an email at a.tsilemanis@gmail.com or @amytinderbox on Instagram etc. A friend recently commented “I am constantly amazed at how rich your creative and intellectual life is” and I do feel pretty grateful for that and love sharing it with you all. x

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Collage and Podcast Fun

By | Arts, Audio

I am happy to present my collage exhibition ’49 Collages for Friends’ now on in Unicorn Lane Gallery, Ballarat. Thanks to all my muses and to Ballarat Arts and Culture for the opportunity to exhibit these pieces. Wander by for a look! (133 Sturt St next to the Unicorn Hotel)

All the prints are for sale, and you can grab a colourful postcard pack of images in my shop too

“This exhibition showcases prints of the 49 weird and wonderful collages I have created for friends and family over the last year in my especially created Collagarium! 

Creating these pieces has provided a quiet yet colourful sanctuary for me, as well as a way to send a hug and a smile to loved ones near and far. Many were made with a colour and word prompt from the friend, and they were created while I thought of them, often with my cat Minerva by my side.  The collages have travelled to friend’s homes around Ballarat, Australia and over the seas to Sweden and Mexico. They have been an absolute joy to create and I hope you enjoy them too!”

I am also thrilled to have got the first episode of my podcast out this month too. Check out all the GATHER with Minerva’s Books & Ideas news over here

Good wishes to all for the festive season