September 12

PAPIER-MACHE

Heidi Levebvre

Heidi Levebvre

That would be French for mashed paper folks and Heidi Levebvre tells it like it is. Just as well we are bi-lingual ! Heidi does work that looks easy but isn’t. In fact hardly anyone can do it because you need to make it look easy …. using all manner of ever day materials she gets into the world of childhood crafts with plaster, string, wool, confetti, glitter, pencils and paper to make  deceptively simple objects of significant impact. Therein lies the skill. While the kids will have fun doing it or trying to do it, Heidi’s show is a very adult exercise – just ever so slightly weird if not a little scary. There are some strong links to what people used to call primitive art and still call outsider art. Its work that hits home even if you don’t know quite how it got in there. Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung might might well have expressed an interest in Papier-Mache. Heidi is hosting a Crafternoon at CCAS Manuka on Saturday from 2-4 pm. Highly recommended. Papier-Mache at CCAS Manuka until 22 September.

Matt, Poppy and Jay

Matt, Poppy and Jay

Tim

Tim

Meghan and Dan

Meghan and Dan (dropped in)

Annika and Chloe

Annika and Chloe

Ubiquitous Louise

Ubiquitous Louise