Ones to Watch: Rachel Hine

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Geelong-based artist Rachel Hine is known for her contemporary and whimsical portraits of women. A former professional weaver at the Australian Tapestry Workshop who has exhibited locally and internationally for many years, the artist brings fresh eyes and a modern sensibility to a medium that is often considered traditional women’s work. Drawing from her knowledge in the history of the craft, Rachel’s use of pattern and texture create warmth and mystery that encourage more intimate viewings of her individual portraits. The miniature nature of Rachel’s work allows for the use of precious and vintage threads that add layers of complexity and sophistication to the textile artwork.

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