Lawrence is principally a tapestry artist. Tapestry weaving in Australia is limited to a small group of practitioners, many of whom were influenced by the international interest in hand-woven textiles and in the crafts generally, which burgeoned in Australia during the 1970s. Although some weavers in Australia follow the long-established historical precedent of adapting paintings by well-known artists to the medium, Lawrence, and others like her, design and weave their tapestries themselves. She draws, paints, and takes photographs, and it is from this bank of images that she selects what will work on the very different scale of the loom.
First published in Art and Aust. 1976, 13(3); 278280 - outlines the introduction of this new art form on Bathurst Island; artists identified; promotion by Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council.
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