A Taste of Textiles

Local artist Grace Ochero will showcase her passion for batik and tie dye techniques when her solo exhibition 'Tinturia' opens at the Drill Hall Studio this Friday.

Local artist Grace Ochero’s second Townsville exhibition will showcase her expertise in batik and tie dye techniques, when Tinturia opens at the Drill Hall Studio this Friday night.

Tinturia features a range of tie dye techniques attained by Grace during her travels and textile design studies.

“This exhibition really came from my textile background – I work with fabrics a lot and have done a lot of batik and tie dye,” Grace said.

“The inspiration for these is really just about the use of colour – that’s all it was for me, and you see it especially in the marbled artworks there is no set colours or pattern – they are each unique and bright.

“The other exhibition I did here last year was watercolour paintings using gouache technique. I’d been running batik workshops which were so popular that we started tie dye workshops as well since the start of the year. Seeing how popular they were made me decide to put together a show and see how it goes. I’ve been working on these pieces since late last year.

“I can’t describe how incredible Sue [Tilley] has been helping artists organise exhibitions here; we’re so lucky to have the Drill Hall and I couldn’t do what I do without the space here. It helps me continue to be creative.”

Catch the launch of Tinturia tomorrow at the Drill Hall Studio from 6:30pm, with more information available here.


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