Flax Leaves Colac’s Botanic Gardens was two blocks from home, and with a family of three boys it was where they played growing up. On tricycles, on scooters and bikes, and wherever they played in the gardens they discarded their bikes and scooters in a heap, to be collected later as they headed home. This playful abstract piece is an interpretation of the gardens as a place of fun and freedom. Jo Wade, is a textile and mixed media artist, her work combines textiles, inks, dyes and stitch to tell stories. Or to simply experiment with different creative combinations and ideas to create work.
Colac Otway Arts Trail respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land - Gulidjan and Gadubanud peoples of the Eastern Maar Nation Ancestors and Elders, past, present and all First Nation’s people of this country