Sue Tate is an emerging textile artist aiming to capture the essence of place and beauty of the Otways and southwest coast landscapes.

In 2002 I began a Diploma of Studio Textiles at Brunswick TAFE but within a year work transferred me to London. This was the beginning of a 5 year assignment that took me to many countries in Europe and Asia. In 2009 my husband and I visited the Otways for a family reunion. We both fell in love with the forest, farmland and coast.  It was not until 2011 however, that we eventually found our forever home overlooking the Aire Valley and Cape Otway coast.

You can imagine my delight in discovering that Warrnambool TAFE was planning to run a Visual Arts programme at the local school at Lavers Hill. Consequently I am now studying Diploma in Visual Arts textiles at the Lavers Hill campus with the very talented, Sue Ferrari.

I am relishing the creative processes of visual art. I draw inspiration from colours and textures of the living landscape and seascape; every day the view changes. When it is windy and stormy the pallet is grey, the darkest blue and green.  In the sunshine, the sea is azure blue and white; the valley a brilliant green.  The hues of the limestone cliffs along the coast change from the palest honey to deepest rust.

In my study I aim to achieve a level of excellence and person style from which I can become a successful professional textile and fabric artist. My hope is that you enjoy the pieces as much as I do making them.

My textile art has been exhibited in –

2015

  • 12 Strands, Apollo Bay,  
  • CrossXpollinatioN,  Colac
  • Paper, Rock and Scissors, Forrest

2016

  • CUT, Ballarat. This was a collaborative piece, made with so much fun with Irene Pagram and Jane Bear, called Belladonna, a garment for 3 friends.  She was also exhibited at the
  • Buda Contemporary Textiles exhibition where Ms Bella won a highly commended.
Sue is an emerging textile artist aiming to capture the essence of place and beauty of the Otways and southwest coast landscapes.
I relish the creative processes of visual art.

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Postal address: Glenaire, Victoria

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