A fascinating collaboration between original Mambo artist and renowned Australian painter Robert Moore, and Sue Hall, Tasmanian designer and maker.
In addition to his painting, Robert Moore has produced a considerable body of work in fabric, using techniques such as wax resist, embroidery, digital printing and silk screen. Until he encountered the work of Sue Hall, the works were stored away, undeveloped.
Sue Hall has been a designer and maker of slightly unorthodox restyled furniture, clothing and homewares for many years. She has always had a penchant for unusual fabrics and the stories that accompany them.
The collaboration between these two artists is based on a shared regard for using the beautiful and unusual for maximum impact. Both have a broad range of skills and interests in the art field, and possibly short attention spans, the result of which is a collection of artworks which range from furniture, fabric wall art, clothing and accessories, lampshades and cushions.
“This is a true collaboration, with Sue responding to the fabrics I send her with her years of skill, creativity and collection of things to cover fabric with. I really like that she is using a first response technique which is totally Sue – it’s like we are trying to impress each other… inspire each other… this relationship is unique and is a time and place event… this won’t happen again because next time it will be too thought about and there will be expectation for it to be what it has already been defined as. We are making it up as we go along.”
– Robert Moore
These fabrics form a significant, stunning body of work in Robert Moore’s career, and Sue Hall has been honoured and inspired by the invitation to respond.
ART and STUFF
I make stuff, I make paintings, I make music with tape machines, I paint everyday, I make wooden surfboards, I drive old cars, I fix old V8 ski boats. I live and work ‘off grid’ in the bush in northern NSW, Australia. My studio is a 40 acre bush block. I have 2 dogs. Robert Moore
Sue Hall produces restyled and bespoke vintage furniture that makes you go “Wow”. And other great stuff.