Kerry Robertson

Always moving forward (sometimes jumping all over the place), Kerry has progressed through, read and studied and occasionally taught in a wide range of techniques including Spinning and Weaving; Tapestry Weaving; Batik; Paper making; Printing (mostly screen printing and etching); Basketry; Silk Painting; Embroidery techniques including Brazilian, Elizabethan, Crewel, Tapestry, Silk Ribbon, Needle Art; Beading and combinations in three dimensional work.

Kerry has lived in North Queensland most of her life but has enjoyed travelling and reading about other places.  This has proved to be an important factor in the way she views the colour of her environment and surroundings.

Kerry started quite young drawing and making collages and other crafts when immobilised with a broken leg.  This led to art classes with Anneke Silver where she learnt a lot about oil painting and drawing.  After high school Kerry moved on to other art forms and became involved with Fibres and Fabrics when it was first formed.

Always moving forward (sometimes jumping all over the place), Kerry has progressed through, read and studied and occasionally taught in a wide range of techniques including Spinning and Weaving; Tapestry Weaving; Batik; Paper making; Printing (mostly screen printing and etching); Basketry; Silk Painting; Embroidery techniques including Brazilian, Elizabethan, Crewel, Tapestry, Silk Ribbon, Needle Art; Beading and combinations in three dimensional work.

Kerry stated that while working ideas can come from anywhere and everywhere, sometimes it is an external source that makes you want to create an image and other times it is the opposite in that the technique leads her to a creation.  Either way it is always producing something of comfort to release the colour, movement, repetition and feeling of the environment around us.

As time goes by Kerry thinks it is more and more important just to stop and take time to smell the roses and her art is produced with the philosophy in that a lot is hand stitched, the repetition is often comforting both internally for her and externally for the viewer especially her family and friends.