Caro Pattle — Remnants Amphora, 2022
A series of vessels woven from pre and post consumption textile waste, Remnants uses the left-overs to give shape to our material remains. The vessels take the forms of domestic antiquities, reminding us of what we leave behind, in both the near and far future, when our materials remain beyond our own lifespan. Remnants reintegrates left-overs into a new whole, reappraising what might constitute a raw material in a world of ever-mutable resources. Each only available in a limited edition of 5.
Caro Pattle is a textile artist based in Naarm/Melbourne. Her experimental object-based practice explores handcraft processes through a lens of contemporary materiality. She draws from a range of craft disciplines to create works that joyfully muddle organic and synthetic, past and present and functional and non-functional binaries. Her work is underpinned by ongoing research into historical and current, material culture, animism, and domestic worlds. Embedded across all of her output is a sense of pleasure and play. Pattle's practice spans large-scale public art installation through to objects for interiors.
Named the Australian Textile Graduate of the Year by the Design Institute of Australia, 2020, Pattle has had her work presented at the inaugural NGV Melbourne Design Fair and selected for the group exhibitions: Improper Structures, By/Product and Welcome. Pattle completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2009 and a Bachelor of Textiles, 2019 at RMIT.
By/Product is a new product series launching at Craft Victoria. A selected group of Australian makers and designers joined the challenge of repurposing/reusing discarded materials to produce a new line of handmade products.
The aim of the series is to highlight the value of raw materials and to recognise the threat of material scarcity on designers, artists and makers, and associated impacts on their artistic and commercial outcomes. Through this process, designers and makers work to rebuild structure, redefine aesthetic appeal and reinstate value in otherwise discarded materials.
Material: Acetate taffeta remnants
Dimensions: approx. 26.5cm x 25cm x 16cm