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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Keeping Cat Rabbit In Mind

Cat Rabbit: Kept in Mind
Tinning Street Presents exhibit
    Today I took the family to Tinning Street Presents gallery to check out Cat Rabbit's textile exhibit Kept in Mind. It was a long trip for us, coming far from the other side of the city, and most definitely worth the hike.

    Cat Rabbit created a variety of art dolls, wall pieces and charms reminiscent of things from her past - books, breakfasts, trips to Japan. There are familiar elements with her work, such as the cat dolls. Cat Rabbit has a real life cat who is both parts companion and muse, so his face appears in much of her work.

    The peach people are a relatively new development in Cat Rabbit's doll making and are constructed with a combination of hand stitched felt and needle felting. Cat Rabbit has branched out into needle felting this past year, and this works very well with her sculpting the faces. The peach faces look like a coloured illustration as a result.

    The art dolls are not complete without clothes and accessories. I love the fact that she thinks of the small details. None of us are complete without our bags and wallets filled with stuff that make up our lives, and the same goes for her big-little animal people.

For more information about Cat Rabbit you can find her here or on Facebook.


Cat Rabbit: Kept in Mind
Tinning Street Presents exhibit

Cat Rabbit: Kept in Mind
Tinning Street Presents exhibit

Cat Rabbit: Kept in Mind
Tinning Street Presents exhibit

Cat Rabbit: Kept in Mind
Tinning Street Presents exhibit

Cat Rabbit: Kept in Mind
Tinning Street Presents exhibit

Cat Rabbit: Kept in Mind
Tinning Street Presents exhibit

Cat Rabbit: Kept in Mind
Tinning Street Presents exhibit

Cat Rabbit: Kept in Mind
Tinning Street Presents exhibit

Cat Rabbit: Kept in Mind
Tinning Street Presents exhibit