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Patrons of the Margaret River Library will notice a new feature artwork installation of recycled clothing rags woven onto wire.
The vibrant textile weaving titled ‘Touched’ was made by local artist Britta Sorensen, who has generously made the piece available on permanent loan to the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.
Britta says the installation was predominantly constructed during this year’s regional art trail event Margaret River Open Studios, where artists open their doors to the public for 16 days.
“For the 16 days of MRROS 2018 I worked, lived and slept in this installation slowly weaving it closed whilst inviting visitors into the silent room to view, feel and join in the weaving, leaving traces of themselves behind," she said. 
“It was a powerful exploration into non-verbal communication, the meshed woven shelter symbolising the organically growing interconnections of community forming one complex and beautiful story.
“The materials used are all recycled, cut-up garment and thus bring an added layer of their own history.
“Dismantled into its mounted two-dimensional form ‘touched’ has taken the shape of a mesmerising protective cloak or angel’s wings.”
Shire Library Operations Coordinator Kerry Darnell invited the wider community to view the impressive display of colours and textures.
“It’s a really vibrant piece and you can feel a beautiful, warm energy standing near it.
“It’s well worth the viewing.”
Britta has dedicated the piece to a recently lost close friend and fellow recycling artist.
She has also published a book that documents the weaving creation process and this is available for loan from the library with limited copies available for purchase from the artist.

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