Tea Towel Art

25 Jan

Have you ever been to an art gallery or maybe the zoo and on your way out through the gift shop bought yourself a tea towel as a keepsake of your day? I have. This year in fact from Dubbo Zoo. It was a very cool picture of a giraffe with the words “feeding time” on it. Kitch you might think.

However there is a whole group of artists who disagree. Tea towels are now becoming art. Companies such as Third Draw Down, http://www.thirddrawerdown.com ,  http://www.remedyonline.net.au and http://www.todryfor.com are commissioning artists and illustrators to design tea towels for them.

Abigal Crompton, Remedy Online

Katherine Brickman, Third Drawer down

Gemma Correll, To Dry For

The British Council even have tea towels in their collection by the artists Unity Peg http://collection.britishcouncil.org/collection/artist/5/19174

Unity Peg, British Council

The problem is, what do you do with your tea towel art, do you use it, put it in a draw, or maybe hang it on the wall?  Tell me what you think.


2 Responses to “Tea Towel Art”

  1. edwina white January 26, 2011 at 1:17 am #

    hi you
    love yer blogginess
    I am working late and distracted by a typo!
    Abi’s company is called http://www.thirddrawerdown.com!
    you forgot the royal ‘er’
    can’t get through without it..

    me in winter.. working late.. typing with ratty painted fingernails and dirty hair..
    it’s the look of deadline season baby!

    all my love to you and your colourful birds

    • samselectr January 26, 2011 at 1:31 am #

      Thanks Edwina, silly me. I have started twitting about fabulous illustrators @samselectr
      Did you the other day. Happy Australia Day!

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