The Lobethal Woollen Mill is an inspirational collection of heritage buildings melding into the social history of the township. The Mill At Noon – Building 21 is a panoramic fish-eye view. The light at that time of day emphasizes the architectural beauty and vivid colours of the Mill buildings.
This place has connected many people together via many threads over many decades. Some say it’s serendipity, I think it’s providence.
How did you do it?
The Lobethal Woollen Mill has had a profound effect on the events in my life, providing opportunities, skills and friends. The most special are the people who come together to share their joy in creativity. For years, as an art space, gallery and workshop, the Lobethal Woollen Mill has helped me grow as an artist. The sense of place is strong, but the sense of belonging is stronger. We come together as a community; we smile, laugh, cry, create, discuss and resolve.
Using oil paints from Umton, Art Spectrum and Winsor and Newton on a palette knife, I began marking the canvas. The clumsy palette knife forced complete creative freedom through the knowledge that imperfection is in charge. The majority of paint application was with a palette knife, except for cardboard printing of the roof and a feathered brush to create the fisheye effect in the sky.
Where is it?
This painting (and The Mill at Night) were purchased by the Adelaide Hills Council to add to their community collection.
“The Connected Thread” exhibition aimed to explore the idea of fibre and textiles in contemporary and experimental art practice. This is the twelfth exhibition managed and curated by the Hills Art Advocates group (hART) at the State Heritage listed Lobethal Woollen Mill in Adelaide Hills, South Australia.
Kendrea has also painted the Mill at Night, click here to find out more.