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Common Threads


Image credit: Jo Roszkowski and Juliet D. Collins, 'Formlessness Beyond The Edge' (detail of work in progress), mixed media on textiles, 200 x 90cm, 2017.

artist talk

Hear from the artists behind the popular exhibition on Saturday 3 June, 2pm - 3.30pm at G3 Artspace, Shirley Burke Theatre. The artists will talk through the ideas, concepts and processes behind their works, including their insights into successfully collaborating as friends and professional artists. 

This is a free event, with light refreshments. All welcome to attend. RSVP via Facebook.

About the exhibition

Jo Roszkowski & Juliet D. Collins present Common Threads, an exhibition about place, shared experience and a yearning to learn about the creative drive to express. Both artists are interested in collaborating through the concept of ‘common threads’ which exist between their practices; creating works where rich layers are a metaphor for the human psyche.

From January through to April this year, Jo and Juliet have met weekly in their respective studios to share ideas and work through techniques, methods and materials. Following the common threads at the core of their individual artistic practices they have worked collaboratively on three large textile and mixed-media artworks. Initially, the pieces were exchanged each week and developed independently by the artists alongside their individual pieces. In time, the collaborative artworks evolved like a conversation; with each piece developing its own creative momentum until all decisions became shared and each artwork reached its own natural conclusion.

about the artists

Juliet D. Collins completed her Fine Arts degree at Edinburgh University and maintains an active artistic practice in her adopted home of Melbourne, with exhibitions at Brunswick Street Gallery, Walker Street Gallery and previously at Kingston Arts Centre. Her passion for drawing and textile materials has resulted in the creation of ‘thread sketches’, which were featured at Kingston’s last Makers Market.

Jo Roszkowski studied Photography at RMIT before completing a Bachelor of Education at the University of Melbourne. She has previously exhibited in the Buda Textile Prize, Imago Mundi Collection and as an educator, facilitated creative workshops in school and community contexts. As a current Artist in Residence at Billilla through Bayside Council, she is keen to develop work that reflects her time in the Laundry Studio, inspired by Billilla’s garden and history.



Artist Talk: Saturday 3 June, 2pm - 3.30pm, G3 Artspace, Shirley Burke Theatre
Exhibition dates: Friday 28 April – Saturday 1 July


G3 Artspace, Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale

64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale


Free Admission