Isabel Nina Young
Isabel is a Melbourne based artist who works in textiles and pattern making. She is a Studio Textiles and Design graduate of RMIT, and practices out of her Preston studio.
Her work features linear and gestural brush stroke to interpret the creative fellowship between the old world and new, taking objects from botanical riches and suburban landscape to make her patterns.
Isabel is committed to creating slow fashion, timeless, usable art rather than seasonal trend-driven products.
While her output is focused on screen-printing and textiles, Isabel also works in ceramics, weaving, bookbinding, natural dyes, basket making and wool spinning.
Her work at The Boroughs is the result of a commission to develop a repeat design for upholstery using Native Mistletoe. In this artwork, she has studied the cross-section of an Australian Native Mistletoe haustorium.
With the help of her friend and mentor Rebecca Mayo, they screen printed with an alum and iron mordant paste directly onto the fabric. By using these two mordants, they were able to achieve two colours when the fabric was dyed in a natural eco dye bath.
The Boroughs is very pleased to host a window takeover featuring textiles created as a result of this commission.