31 July 2016

Needle felted recent work

Here's a few of my recent needle felted creations. Wool for my work is sourced from sheep that are not mulesed and are well cared for.

10 August 2015

Birds of a Feather Exhibition

Several of my little birds  are on show from now until the end of October at the stunning Forest Heritage Centre exhibition space in Acacia Street, Dwellinup. Its a lovely short drive from Perth. The Blue Wren cafe offer the most delicious cakes and good coffee down the road too, make a day of it!

My birds on show on far plinth

07 June 2015

Churchlands SHS Art Show

Mister Owl was exhibited and sold at Churchlands SHS Art Show over the weekend. He is completely hand stitched and needle felted. The body is made with Kunin felt and repurposed fill with needle felted wool roving over a wire armature. Kunin felt is made from 100% recycled post consumer plastic bottles.
Mister Owl
Carolyn McIntosh, 2015
Mixed media soft sculpture

15 April 2015

Making use of art transfer paper

I am working on a few ideas for reproducing my feather artworks onto useable items such as grocery/library bags, aprons t-shirts and gift bags. This bag's image is made using art transfer paper which is quite expensive but gives a great finish.  I am researching fair trade and organic natural fabrics in the hope of having several totes, cushions, aprons and maybe t-shirts to be ready for an upcoming art market stall.

29 March 2015

My installation at Artists on the Walkpath 2015

Using small scissors I created one hundred duct tape 
and twist tie feathers and attached them to fishing line with crimps.

Just installed and looking pretty blowing in the wind

Fortified Feathers
by Carolyn McIntosh

Title : Fortified Feathers
Artist Statement
My installation references the restoration project at Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary. This project renews my hope that as individuals and communities we are taking action to help the environment and future survival of native fauna.

31 January 2015

I've been selected for Artists on the Walkpath 2015!

I have been selected for the City of Bayswater’s annual outdoor exhibition “Artists on The Walkpath” 2015. At this outdoor event, running from Saturday 28 to Sunday 28 March, contemporary artists create temporary sculptural or art installations out of recycled material that responds to the local environment.

Contemporary artists create temporary sculptural or installation artworks along the path  at the foreshore, Bayswater Riverside Gardens, Milne Street, Bayswater, Western Australia.

Artists on the Walkpath 28 and 29 March 2015

Artists on the Walkpath is sponsored by the City of Bayswater, and coincides with their Autumn River Festival.


17 September 2014

Experimenting with needle felting

I have been admiring needle felted sculpted birds of several artists for many years and thought I'd give it a go, this bird is my first one. The nest is woven from cuttings of wandering fig vine that is growing on my front wall, nicely insulating my garage studio.  I really enjoyed needle felting and I might make a few more. I am keen to source wool roving from farms that don't mulese their sheep and treat them humanely so I am currently researching this.  I have a labradoodle dog who needs a haircut so I will keep the hair cuttings, wash them and see if I can needle felt it! Although my dog Sally doesn't think her haircuts are humane, she hates having her haircut!!

25 May 2014

Community Art Exhibition at Churchlands Senior High School

The Builder, mixed media sculpture
using silk remnant fabric and fibre
Carolyn McIntosh 2014

Community Art Exhibtion
 at Churchlands Senior High School

I will have two of my soft sculpture birds on display and available for purchase at Churchlands SHS Community Art Exhibition.

Opening night Friday 30 May, 6 – 8 pm

Exhibition opening times: Sat 31 May & Sun 1 June, 10 am – 4 pm

Visual Arts Centre at Churchlands SHS off Memory Place.

The 2014 exhibition will be opened by guest speaker, Geoff Lummis, a former student and now Lecturer in Education at Edith Cowan University.

Entertainment will be provided by students from the schools’ renowned Music program and drinks and finger food will be available.

06 May 2014

Open was a fun day!

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the people that came along to Open on Sunday. There were so many warm and engaging people on the day who visited my stall and were delighted with my feather and bird artworks. I was very pleased that several of my paintings, drawings and cards found new homes. My little birds made many people smile too. 

Also, on behalf of Native Animal Rescue (NAR) I would like to thank all of the people who contributed to NAR's donation tin at my stall and purchased an item. I have donated ten percent of my profits from my sales on the day to NAR. 

The Town of Bassendean arts, culture and events staff have put so much of their time and energy into planning Open.  It was a great opportunity for me to meet new people, network with other creatives and sell some of my work (with the added bonus of raising money for NAR). I am very grateful, and I do hope that they put on this event again next year. 

I will be updating my etsy store in the coming week with listings of my paintings, drawings and birds.

23 April 2014

Open Sunday 4th May

Please come along to my art and craft stall at the Pop Up Design Market on the lawn in front of the council offices (adjacent to the library) 48 Perth Road Bassendean, on Sunday 4th May from 10am -3pm. If its raining on the day the stalls will be relocated to the library basement carpark.

There will also be several open studios, exhibitions and workshops throughout the day. See map and program here: