Artists have taken Reece Scannell’s elegant internationally recognised photorealistic fabric prints and made them their own.

This collaboration starts with the medium of photography and includes fabric design and a diverse range of textile art techniques.

First the photographer (Reece Scannell) has taken an image and then, in the role of fabric designer, he has had these images printed onto linen. The result is striking fabric panels which make unique textile artworks.

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The artists who have worked with Reece Scannell in this project are Jenny Bowker, Dijanne Cevaal, Saffron Craig, Sue de Vanny, Jan Fraser, Julie Haddrick, Kay Haerland and Dale Rollerson.

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The original fabric panels by Reece Scannell which were created using photographs from his extensive body of work

To take the process a step further, Reece has passed the fabric on to award winning textile artists and quilters. Each artist has then applied their own design insights to create a new work. Each one has had a completely different approach; from using the printed panel as a background to embellish and embroider, to adding new elements to the point where the original image fades and is almost unrecognisable.

Techniques include quilting, machine embroidery and hand stitch.

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See the display at the Sydney Craft & Quilt
Fair, next to the Reece Scannell stand D20.

Presented by Reece Scannell Designs

Meet the artists at the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair: 

Wednesday – Sue de Vanny 11am to 12noon, Reece  2pm to 3pm

Thursday – Reece Scannell 11am to 12noon, Jan Frazer 2pm to 3pm

Friday – Reece Scannell 12noon to 1pm. Jan Frazer 2pm to 3pm

Saturday – Kay Haerland 11am to12noon. Reece 2pm to 3pm, Saffron Craig 3pm to 4pm

Sunday – Kay Haerland 11am to 12noon, Reece Scannell 1pm to 2pm