About

Award-winning fibre artist, Zetta Kanta, resides at the feet of Wilsons Prom and works from her home studio creating impressionist-style, modern wall-hangings and tapestries that resemble paintings, rather than a non-woven fabric. Her approach to this ancient material - wool - is refreshing and innovative. Rawness and honesty underline the beauty of this slow-to execute art form, and it can take up to three months to create one piece. 

 

“I am passionate about creating a home environment that is gentle and soft. Everyday choice of treading softly on this earth starts with us.”

Philosophy of wabi-sabi (侘寂) is strongly present in Zetta’s work. 

“The material lends itself to it. Whenever I work with wool and other natural fibres I have to let go of the tendency to control things and observe the world in a whole new way,  accepting its imperfections and making peace with the flow of the life”

The essence of Zetta’s work is to recognise the gifts of simple, natural living, and to treasure what we already have. Her pieces of art bring a sense of calm, presence and beauty to the viewer and help them to find happiness in the simplicity of their own situation.

“ My pieces invite you to reconnect with nature while adding character and story to your space. I would like to think I make stories and feelings rather than art, it has to evoke feeling to be successful.”

 

Zetta mainly works with Interior designers and architects to bring this philosophy of calm into homes or workspaces. Her work is displayed in public spaces and has also wooed the hearts of many private collectors both in Australia and internationally.

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Awards

2019 Finalist at VIVID contemporary furniture award. Highly commended in the Furniture colour category

2018 Warranwood Art Show - 1st Place

2018 Foster Anual Show - 1st Place

2017 Royal Melbourne Show - 1st Place

Acquisitions

2019 "Wild Woods", Gippsland Art Gallery permanent collection, Sale

 

 

Exhibitions

2019 'Whispering Landscapes', Sale, Gippsland Regional Gallery

2019 ‚Soft Landscapes‘ - Meeniyan Art Gallery

2019 ‚Beyond Boundaries‘ - Maroondah Access Gallery

2018 'Fire and Felt' Yarram Courthouse Gallery, Yarram

2018 Art Space, Wonthaggi

2018 Storehouse, Koonwarra

2018 'Conversation in symbiosis' Meeniyan Art Gallery, Meeniyan

2018 'My Neighbours Garden' Maroondah Access Gallery, Ringwood

2018 Decor + Design, Exhibition Centre Melbourne

2018 'Quiet landscapes talking' YEP Gallery, Foster

2018 Interiors by Riveresque, Warrandyte

2017 DoubleTree by Hilton, Flinders St., Melbourne

2017 Royal Melbourne Show

2017 Solo Exhibition 'Heart Felt' Melbourne Latvian House, Elwood

2017 Group Exhibition 'The Forest, The Farm, The Future...', Rustic Simplicity, Alexandra

2017 “Accessories” group exhibition Stonehouse Gallery, Warrandyte, VIC 

2016 Artisans Gallery Eumundi, Summer Showcase, Eumundi, Queensland

2015 Taste of Art Noosa, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, Queensland

2015 Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort, Solo Exhibition, Noosa Heads, Queensland

 

 

Showcased:

 

Storehouse St Kilda

Storehouse Koonwarra

Interiors by Riveresque

Rustic Simplicity, Alexandra

Stonehouse Gallery, Warrandyte

Artisans Gallery Eumundi

Nissarana Galleries, Noosa

 

 

Publications

Textile Artist - online blog

The Weaving Workshop - online blog

'Art Edit' - Issue 18, Winter 2018, page 114

'The Muster' - No 102 May 2018, page 35 and 36

'Indie Road' - Fibre arts magazine, page 6 and 7

‘Latvietis’ - Melbourne Latvian newspaper 6th June 2017 page 7 and 9 

'Noosa News' 22Jan. 2016 page 10

'Noosa News' 27 Nov. 2015 page 42

 

 

© 2019 by Zetta Kanta

                                                                  Email: zettakanta@gmail.com   

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