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I studied woven textiles in the UK but I never really pursued the craft after completing my degree. Five years ago, I started thinking about making some work inspired by Melbourne’s west. I found myself driving past the Newport Power Station and Yarraville Terminal and I was fascinated by the ever changing colours and shadows. I was really excited by the Altona refinery, which I found threatening and disturbing but at the same time really interesting and inspiring. I wanted to make wood cuts to replicate the darkness and harshness of the landscape but didn’t have the resources required, then considered paintings. After contemplating this for a while, I thought about needle point. I wanted to go back to my roots and what a perfect subject matter.

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