2014 Public Vote Award $500

Joan Stammers
Burnie Bride of Yesteryear

 With Shadows that were their nightgowns Maps, ephemera, antique paper, thread, letter press, screenprint, shellac, dye, ribbon. Photo: Heath Holden

With Shadows that were their nightgowns
Maps, ephemera, antique paper, thread, letter press, screenprint, shellac, dye, ribbon.
Photo: Heath Holden

About the piece
Burnie Bride of Yesteryear reflects the history of Burnie and the key place of paper making within that history. The piece is a replica dress worn in the 1920's by a local bride. The photograph is housed in the Burnie Regional Museum.

The key material used is toilet paper, highlighting the uses of an affordable material to create a dress which is traditionally expensive but only used once. (Edited from Design Concept submitted for entry).
Materials used: Toilet paper, tissue paper, butchers paper, paper doyleys, paper mache, glue, cotton banding, Velcro fasteners and pearl beading.

About the artist
For Joan’s bio see Winners: 2016, as Joan was most recently awarded the Public Vote for the 2016 paper on skin