A new series exploring expanded repeat pattern.

23 March – 24 April 2023

19 Morey St, Armadale 3143
10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday

Presented by
In Good Company

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In her second series, Gorman explores more deeply the effect of repetition in pattern making.   Reflecting her works vertically and horizontally in the traditional format of textile design, the piece expands.  It's as though the lens has been zoomed out to reveal a larger piece, one that could continue to expand infinitely as a true repeat pattern can.


In a series of sculptural works inspired by decades of creating textiles, Lisa Gorman has reimagined the practice of weaving. This time in a rigid material to emphasise the woven structure, like viewing a section of tartan cloth through a magnifying glass.

Gorman's ‘acrylic tartans’ start at the junction of the warp and weft, exploring how two lines of different colour extending lengthwise and crosswise intersect to become one new colour. For Gorman, the sense of tension and union deriving from the point of intersection is where the works visually and metaphorically take hold.


My curiosity with the non-negotiable creation of a new and unknown colour when weaving inspired me to create these pieces. It's an experiment I’ve witnessed often when designing woven textiles and I was interested to take it into a new medium, with the added elements of translucency and light. 

The filtration of light through layers of colour, sliced up repeatedly by the intense neon ‘threads’ are the components that form this re fabricated cloth. However, the rigidity of the acrylic is somewhat reverted back to a cloth-like state with the appearance of colourful tartan projections around the space when light hits the work.

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We acknowledge and pay respect to the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional custodians of the land on which the gallery operates and recognise their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

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