25 July, 2006

Flora Parrott - canberra

Flora Parrott has recently completed her residency at Megalo.

During her time here she researched the 'mend and make do' campaign on the British and Australian home fronts during World War II.

During the WWII clothes rationing and lack of supply made it very difficult to get hold of silk stockings. Flora made a parachute, inspired by silk stockings, from sections of silk, printed with images, both hand drawn and photographic etching

As an arts development organisation Megalo offers a limited number of fully subsidised places within its Artists Access Support Scheme. The scheme includes the Megalo Printmaker in Residency program that provides up to five artists with unlimited workshop access and a stipend of $2,000 over a period of four to six weeks. The program is advertised nationally with one place being offered to an artist from interstate or overseas.

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