Columns
10 years on Image

10 years on

Melbourne Bike Share becomes Docklands Bike Share
Read more >>

Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
Read more >>

Chamber update Image

Chamber update

Coming out of COVID-19
Read more >>

Docklander Image

Docklander

Moving across the world for Docklands
Read more >>

Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Conflicting speeds
Read more >>

Chinese

滨海港区 预算菲薄
Read more >>

Critic

A killer in Docklands
Read more >>

Owners' Corporation Management

Performance-based alternative solutions the key to cheaper cladding replacement costs
Read more >>

Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Warming up before exercise – why you really need to
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

What I hate about Docklands
Read more >>

History

(A sailor’s) Home is where the Hearth is
Read more >>

Business Image

Business

Anchor up at Yarra’s Edge’s newest cafe
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Keeping the lights on during COVID-19
Read more >>

Maritime

Two steps forward and one step back
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Ty the adorable rescue
Read more >>

SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

Coming out of COVID-19 with a silver lining
Read more >>

Precinct Perspectives

Getting through COVID-19
Read more >>

State MP

After COVID-19: do we want to go back to “normal”?
Read more >>

Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
Read more >>

Sustainability

How fast is fast fashion?
Read more >>

The District

Eat your way through our most delicious hot spots
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Short-stays in the aftermath of COVID-19
Read more >>

Editions
August 09 Edition Cover

Paper and food art on show

06 Aug 2017

Paper and food art on show Image

Melbourne paper-craft artist Amanda May Lee and textiles artist Chloe Smith have installed their artworks at Library at The Dock’s foyer.

The artworks, part of Craftwalk at the Melbourne-wide Craft Cubed Festival, reflect the two artists’ expertise and Docklands’ unique character.

Ms Lee has created miniature paper Banksia flowers, echoing the nearly completed Banksia tower in NewQuay, at the library’s water-facing front window.

When viewed from inside the library, the paper Banksia is in the same frame with the actual cylinder-shaped Banksia building, creating an artistic contrast to one of Docklands’ newest buildings.

Ms Lee, who used to work in NewQuay, said she wanted to create an artwork that featured something native to Docklands.

“Docklands is such a new area and I want to be mindful of its history and maintain its identity,” she said.

“Banksia is quite new to Docklands and it also shows the area’s personality.”

“The foyer of Library at The Dock is the perfect place for a Banksia of a different material,” she said.

Ms Lee also said the delicate paper material was visually linked to nature and city living.

“Like the blank page at the beginning of a library book, the pieces have been crafted from white paper,” she said.

“The curiosity and creativity of humans turned nature into paper; now it takes on a form visually similar to nature again. In the context of a future that looks to be increasingly city-based, this represents an aspiration for our urban life to coexist with or pay tribute to nature.”

Chloe Smith, who specialises in fabrics, has installed realistic food artworks made from textiles at the library’s foyer.

Her artworks include fried rice, noodles, a fruit platter and a chiko roll.

The two artists’ work will be on display until the end of August.

Share on Facebook

Stay in touch with Docklands. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Docklands News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.