Soul Satisfaction is an exhibition celebrating the work of Jocelyn Hill, who for over 30 years has worked with fabric and fibre. The Pakuranga artist started spinning fleece wool in 1966 but soon wanted to introduce more colour in her work, so turned to weaving and the process of dyeing. Initially using natural dyes she turned to using chemical dyes for the more brilliant colours.
In 1974 she was asked to exhibit work for the opening of the Pakuranga Community & Cultural Centre in which she submitted a hanging of wool tweed. This led to becoming a member of the Pakuranga Arts Society.
As colour and texture is so important to her she then experimented with the process of cutting strips of fabric to execute giant cross stitch on rug canvas.
This process enabled the artist to explore dimensions of design which were quite different from what she was able to achieve in weaving.
Working with fibre is an exciting and flexible medium which enables her to respond to colour and texture in a celebratory manner. She refers to her fibre work as ‘soul satisfaction.’