Posted 14th October 2019
From 22 - 25 October (10am - 4pm), textile artist Abeer Kayani will be hosting a series of open days in our Artist in Residence studio.
I am drawn to intricate details of objects that have a history. For my collection of textiles, I took inspiration from pieces of jewellery and textiles that travelled with me overseas. These have sentimental value and hold together my cultural and creative identity.
I use opulent, bold colours that resonate the warmth of home. My designs are inspired by harmonious, repetitive patterns, developed using CAD and hand-screen print. I love using a range of silk, each outcome is unique and bespoke. I enjoy a range of dye and print techniques that allow me to work in a highly experimental and creative way. I am intrigued by the material qualities of transparency, texture and movement. These form an atmosphere, connecting surface to space.
I aspire to share my work with the world and spread the inspiration and joy it brings me.
Banner image - Screen-printed linen artwork, “Light and fluidity" 2019. Photographed by Abeer Kayani (2019)
Silk organza scarf, “Structure Circulation" 2019. Photographed by Abeer Kayani