Al Munro: Materiality and the Microscopic

Textile Fibre Forum
December 2015
Olivia Welch

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Canberra born and based artist Al Munro uses textiles to merge the worlds of art, mathematics and science. A collector of fabrics and yarn of every texture and tone, Munro's affection for textiles is very clear.

Her passion for the exploration of ideas within this medium has ensured visually interesting results.

In 2013 Munro completed a doctorate at Canberra's Australian National University (ANU) looking at how textiles and textile-inspired practices could be used to interpret the scientific field of Crystallography, which the artist defines as, 'the study and mapping of atom arrangements within a solid'.