Sabi Westoby – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube ‘Meet the Artist’ Collection. Today it features art quilts of textile artist, Sabi Westoby.

Sabi designs her own fabrics with dye & print. Her expressive and experimental approach to textiles can be seen in her ‘Uprooted’ exhibition – layers of print, paint and hand stitching.

The artworks are based on the ‘United for Intercultural Action List’, which appeared in The Guardian newspaper on 20 June 2018, World Refugee Day, recording 34,361 known refugee deaths over a 25 year period between 1993 and 2018. The works reflect her desire to acknowledge and give form and shape to the unknown men, women and children who died fleeing climate change, civil war and persecution, seeking safer lives in Europe.
Filmed at the The Festival of Quilts 2021.

In this video Sabi shares her latest work and explains the ideas and design concepts behind the collection.

Catch up with Sabi and her stunning Textile Gallery at The Festival of Quilts 2021.

Images courtesy: http://www.sabiwestoby.com

View the Video by clicking Here

Artwork by Sabi Westoby - Names , numbers of deaths and cause of death - The List - priinted onto cotton cloth and embroidered - overprinted with images of 'reugees' walking in crowds
Page from The List printed onto cotton cloth
Artwork by Sabi Westoby - Names , numbers of deaths and cause of death - The List - priinted onto cotton cloth and embroidered
Artwork by Sabi Westoby

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