Sunday, August 10, 2008


1994ish


"hello"
"Hi, it's Kate Derum from Monash University, I'm calling about your interviews"
"Oh, ok"
"Are you going to come to the tapestry interview?"
"I don't know, I don't even know what tapestry is?"
"What do you think it is?"
"Brown lumpy wall hangings?"
"Well, I think you should come to the interview, I think you'll find it can be quite a refined way to make imagery."
"Ok, I'll see you at the interview"

And that was the way I first met Kate Derum. And it was the start of my development as an artist. She was extremely supportive of me, and patient, because I was very nutty from time to time while I was at Uni. I absolutely cannot say how important she was to me, or how sad I am that she is not here anymore.
I'll miss her very much.

3 comments:

miss mardi nowak said...

I think we all have a bit of a strange, how we came to the tapestry gig Rach, your entry is beautiful and I know I'll miss her input and sense of dry humour as well.

Amy Cornall said...

I love hearing that story. How else would any of us have arrived in this wonderful world of weaving if not for Kate.
It hasn't quite sunk in for me yet, I can't quite process that someone can be there one moment, then gone?

Mark Maker said...

X.
Wonderful.