patrick dougherty; stickwork in australia

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I know, have already declared my love for the whimsical creations of Patrick Dougherty on this blog and posted a link to a beautiful article  in early 2011 but now HE IS HERE!

Dougherty has come to work in Australia for the first time and is putting finishing touches on a big woven willow sculpture at Federation Square in Melbourne’s CBD. You can see it from now until it begins to degrade in early 2013.  I am not so quietly wishing I had discovered this information earlier and been able to join his team of volunteers.

If you’d like to hear him speak about how and why he creates his fantastic sculptures watch this lovely little film…

P.S. Most heartening Dougherty fact: he started making his sculptures when he was 36-year-old house husband with a son and daughter to look after.  (yay)

5 thoughts on “patrick dougherty; stickwork in australia

    1. What a thrill to see a comment from you here Mary. Compton Verney looks incredible – I would love to see it. I applied this year for a British Council grant ‘Realise Your Dream’ to come to the UK and meet mentors in a creative industry. I applied hoping to do a workshop with you at West Dean, go to the festival in Devonin March and try to see Lizzie Farey, Laura Ellen B amongst other willow weavers. I wasn’t successful with the British Council but I will keeep trying for other grants. Craft Australia has recently been defunded and there are very few opportunities for basketmakers to further their learning here. Please let me know of any international opportunities for study, teaching or exhibition in the future as I am weaving/teaching full time and always looking for new challenges. Respectfully (humbly!) yours in admiration, Harriet

  1. Thanks Gail,

    I think I have just bought his book at Kew Gardens! I bought two gorgeous books the other weekend (but havent had time to look at either yet!).

    See you Thursday. I have a meeting in the morning (annoyingly, which I couldnt change), and have told John Ill appear at lunch-time.

    Avec something delightful wot I made at home. Possibly. If I ever get the hang of it…

    Cx

    From: Gail Romanes Reply-To: random weaving Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:30:38 +0100 To: Gail Romanes Subject: patrick dougherty; stickwork in australia

    make sure you look at the ‘beautiful article’ as well. we all want a house built like this don’t we?

    harriet posted: “I know, have already declared my love for the whimsical creations of Patrick Dougherty on this blog and posted a link to a beautiful article in early 2011 but now HE IS HERE! Dougherty has come to work in Australia for the first time and is putting fin”

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