new work by India Flint, in cloth and bone; reflecting on the seeking of refuge. I am the daughter of two displaced Europeans who met in Australia in the 1950s. Both arrived in this country by boat.
India Flint lives on a rural property on the eastern flanks of the Mount Lofty Ranges in South Australia, the driest state on the driest continent. She works with windfallen leaves, cloth and paper, stones and bones, words and drawings. Her practice is centred on the use of colour derived from leaves and minerals applied to various substrates, and has previously embraced occasional costuming for dance & theatre for clients including Leigh Warren & Dancers, the West Australian Ballet Company and Miji Dance; as well as collections of sustainable handmade clothing.
Flint is the author of the highly distinctive ecoprint, an ecologically sustainable botanical contact printing process giving brilliant colour to cloth (first published at the White Nights Textile Symposium in St Petersburg, Russia, in 1999). Her book ‘Eco-colour’ was published in March 2008, followed by ‘Second Skin’ in July 2011 and she is represented in museum collections in Latvia, Germany, Australia, Iceland and the USA.