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Miss Multiverse Australia national costume 
Recently I was invited to create the Miss Multiverse Australia national costume for our AU representitive Gabrielle Keaton. For this project I also had my partner Zoran, of zoran architecture, help me by digitising my sketches: sections of the Opera House Shells into CAD files ready to 3D print while I took care of the sewing and freehand 3Doodler 3D printer pen extruded components. The dress, headpiece & arm cuff took just over five weeks to complete, with some of the machine 3D printed pieces taking 24 hours alone to print. I also ended up machine quilting my interpretation of the chevron tile pattern which adorns the surface of the Opera House  onto the skirt to add more detail, which on its own took over a week full time to complete. The freehand details where also very time consuming. Once all of these sections where complete, I assembled them together like a layered jigsaw puzzle and the whole dress emerged.  
  

Special thanks to 3doodler who helped me out with equipment and filaments to use on this piece. I utilised a total of 206 clear Flexy filaments on the bodice  
34 coloured flexy filaments (mix of clearly yellow and green) for the arm cuff.
  I've also added some "work in progress" photos on my facebook page...


Thank you as well to the various news media links below :)
STARCENTRAL magazine
Lake Mac
Newcastle Herald
Pageant Fame
Fashion Tray
Latest Pageant News
3ders.org
Star Central magazine
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Zoran Zivanovic, Gabrielle Keaton, Erica Gray
(black background) photo: Tony Palliser
Ioulia Makeup Artist & Hair


upcoming exhibition
Excited to be exhibiting new work in 2018 with
gallery PENNY CONTEMPORARY

More details coming soon...
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Arcadia group exhibition
 
Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery
presents
 

 
 
Arcadia- Pleasures & Places 
9 December 2017- February 2018 


Including my work left:

Life.e.quatic 1.1 & life.e.quatic.1.2
 
61 x 51 cm Sealed acrylic on canvas 

A new painting and a new series of work.... 
My e.quatic series of work is informed by the natural aquatic environment, and the creatures within. My interpretation of the complex structures, vivid colours and intricate patterning observed in aquatic creatures, as well as a reference to man’s influence over the environment. A meshing and a symbolic representation of how coral and surrounding ecosystems, once autonomous must now cling to us in the hopes of maintaining their continued existence.... 

Runner up for the Wearable Technology Award in the 2017 World of WearableArt Awards Show
Fantastic to have been named Runner Up for the Wearable TechnologyAward in the 2017 World of WearableArt Awards!! 
 
LUX OPERON 1.3 
Avant-garde Section 
2017 World of WearableArt Awards 
 
Artist Statement: 
Lux operons are a series of genes controlling chemical reactions to produce bio-luminous pigments within some bacteria and marine animals.  
 
I have utilised a combination of machine and hand-sewn techniques, as well as a 3D plastic extruder pen to produce this piece. Each part is designed to represent an element of texture that portrays my interpretation of Lux Operons - a series of genes controlling chemical reactions to produce bio-luminous pigments within some bacteria and marine animals.  
 
Lux Operon represents the duality of visual expression observed in one form or another by an array of living creatures, be they some form of marine animals, or be they a form of bacteria, or be they an imagined entity within ourselves, they have the enviable ability to produce bio-luminescence as a reaction to their environment. As humans we need technology, our own form of luminescence, to utilise and enhance our clothing, our accessories, our immediate environment… a process I am very interested in in the hopes if mimicking this aesthetics within my work.  
 
 
Photo left: 'Lux Operon 1.3' by Erica Gray of Australia is modelled in the Avant-garde Section during the World of WearableArt Opening Night 2017 at TSB Bank Arena on September 21, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.  
(Sept. 20, 2017 - Source: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images AsiaPac) Zimbo 
 
*LUX OPERON 1.3 Selected as part of the Temporary exhibition pieces for future displayduring 2017/18

News media: 
The 2017 WOW Award Winners
Newshub. The winners for 2017
Daily Mail, World of WearableArt
Award for Artistic Excellence,      2017 Strand Ephemera 
 
Absolutely thrilled to take the Award for Artistic Excellence in the 2017 Strand Ephemera exhibition......click for more details on the Strand Ephemera...&
Some media links: 
Townsville Bulletin
 
VISCERAL BODIES 

An interpretation of beauty, colour and bio-luminescence that comes from the deep, one that most will never chance to see. This work teases the viewer into a world that is life e.quatic.  
 
My e.quatic series of work is informed by the natural aquatic environment, and the creatures within. I utilise traditional sewing techniques, lighting and other incorporated technologies... a virtual luminescence, much as the human race embraces technology to enhance man-made accessories and immediate environmental experiences. This meshing is a process and aesthetic I endeavour to mimic within a lot of my own works. 
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#wearable sculpture
2017 WOW finalist  

Im thrilled to be a finalist in the 2017 World of WearableArt Awards Show 21st Spetember - 8th October. For more information you can visit the WOW website here!


Helix my wearable sculpture piece & finalist in the 2016 World of WearablArt Show has also been selected as part of the temporary exhibits and is currently on display at the World of WearableArt Museum in Nelson, New Zealand. From June 2017 for more info here. 
 
#worldofwearableart #red #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3dprinted #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan
 
HELIX,2016 photo credit: World of WearableArt
STITCHED: PART 1




Thrilled to have my work included in group exhibition "Stitched"  
 
Paradigm Gallery + Studio 
March - April 2017
For more details here
 
Images details:
    e.quatic.visceral.urchin
    e.quatic.visceral.coral
    e.quatic.woolen.urchin
    e.quatic.boxed jelly

Photo credit: Paradigm Gallery + Studio
#softsculpture #sculpture #stitched #exhibition #artist #sculptor #aquatic
  #sculpture #ericagrayartist
#soft sculpture
 Pipe Dreams
Upcoming exhibition:

Lapunyah Art Gallery
Chinchilla, QLD
June 2018


Exhibition previously displayed:  
 
BUNDABERG REGIONAL ART GALLERY 2016  
 
NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY 2014  
 
GOLD COAST CITY GALLERY 2012
 

#softsculpture #artist #sculptor #red #plumbingart #pipesart #sculpture #ericagrayartist
Pipe Dreams on display at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery 2016 - short video
Karen Jerzyk Photo
 
Thrilled to have some of my masks and garments included in amazing photo series by photographic artist Karen Jerzyk. View more works on her website here.  
And this article with more details on the shoot and the Rolling Hills Asylum...here
 
Karen Jerzyk Photo  
 
Models:  
Alexis Martian (top) 
Dana Huffsmith (left)  
Kalaisha Mae (right)  
 
Location: The Rolling Hills Asylum 

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sARTorial 2017

sARTorial | Vivid Ideas | 10 June |  

Left are my wearable pieces:

SYMBIONT
model: Bella Louche
FORMS ORGANIC
model: Mary Guse
#worldofwearableart #red #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3dprinted #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan
Artist statement available on my blog here
#sartorialdlux2017 #sartorial #dluxmediaarts

BODYHACKING CON 2017
Austin Convention Center 
The BDYHAX Fashion Tech Show 
In January 2017, designers & artists from around the world converged on Austin at the first ever Put Together fashion tech show. Showcasing pieces that utilize 3D printing, responsive tech, and AR- this show is sure to dazzle. Co-Produced by INTERLACED & covered by Clausette.....more 
  #wearableart #red #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3dprinted #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan
Left: photos from the event.  
PC: BDYHAX 2017
The Runway presented by Lexus of Townsville & WAT
Along with other QLD designers, I showcased some of my styles on "The Runway" 
Saturday the 27th of May 2017 
 
 
For more on the Townsville Fashion Festival...here  
 
Also here is a short video I put together from images captured on my phone... click here 

Wonderful to be invited as a guest designer for this years WAT event held as part of Townville Fashion Festival on Friday the 26th of May 2017. As well as honoured to be on the judging panel for the formal, wearable art & casual categories for the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards as well as give an artist talk on my creative practice.
  #australianfashiondesigner #fashionmasks #masks #fashion #worldofwearableart #red #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3dprinted #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan
Left: candid photos from the night.
OffBeat Bride
Thrilled have my stitched work & DIY project featured on OffBeat Bride : )  
 
Embroidered photo keepsakes  
 
I once found an old photo album at a thrift store, I remember feeling captivated looking through the stills of those stranger’s lives, the last photo was a wedding photo, which made me wonder about their love, their life and their experiences.  
Since then I’ve had a fascination with vintage photos as well as incorporating something of myself creatively and I like think I’ve woven myself into the scene in some way. These are some.....more  

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Gold dress made with 3Doodler
 
In May 2016, I used my 3Doodler Create to produce this gold dress. The dress featured cut away design from which I took inspiration from the pattern & gill formation of the golden stingray. The dress was made entirely from 330 strands of 3Doodler gold flexy filament and took three full weeks to complete.  
   
Dress was featured in the new 3Doodler Create ad campaign.  
 #wearableart #red #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3dprinted #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan #3doodlerdress #3doodler
Other news, 
I placed in this year's 3Doodler Awards.... 
Links to media: 
3Dprint.com...here 
3ders.org....more  
Microfabricator...3Doodler Awards..more
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sARTorial 2016
 
In September Jake Hempson Artist & I collaborated on a fashion meets tech work for sARTorial an event organised by DLUX, and held during the Sydney Fringe Festival. I designed two garments using 3D extruded materials & LED lighting while Jake also utilised the Lux Operon theme as inspiration for his augmented reality design layers.  
Left: The LUX OPERON collaboration installation of new work by Jake Hempson (AR) and Erica Gray (wearables)  

sARTorial by dLux Media Arts, read blog feature here
Also:  
Satorial, piece by Anna Ithonen from BLANK Gold COast Mag, read more below... 
 
PC: Dusk Devi 
 #wearableart #fashiontech #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3dprinted #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan

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CREATING FINE ART & FASHION 
3doodler blog feature 
FUTURE RELIC - here : ) 
“Over the last few years I have worked very hard establishing my professional art career,” says Erica. “In these last years, I have relied heavily on the 3Doodler to produce my sculptural and wearable works.” 
 #wearableart #fashiontech #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3dprinted #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan
PC: Damien White
#wearable #sculptures
FASHIONING TECHNOLOGY 2016 
Telstra Perth Fashion Festival Presents  
 
Curated by Dr Anne Farren, Fashion Academic and Researcher at Curtin University, and Bradley Quinn, Author, Consultant and Fashion Industry Strategist.  
 
Technologised garments take innovation to the highest level, making a future that may seem out of reach relevant to fashion today. Fashioning Technology presents the application of emerging technologies and advanced materials to textiles, garments and accessories designed with a new generation of consumers in mind....more 
#wearableart #fashiontech #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3dprinted #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan
 
PC: original captures Damien White 

BLANK Gold Coast: sARTorial by Anna Itkonen 
Gold Coast based artist and designer Erica Gray is one of the leading figures in the field of wearable art and the 2016 sARTorial event ambassador. Her 3D sculptural textile pieces have won awards in Australia and New Zealand and taken her wearable art well beyond our shores. For sARTorial, she has explored the technical possibilities of fashion and taken her work to another. 
 
The one night event, produced by dLux MediaArts, is part of Sydney Fringe Festival and showcases some of Australia’s leading artists and designers in the fields of fashion, technology, digital art, industrial art and sound engineering........more 

 #softsculpture #sculpture #artist #ericagrayartist #strandephemera #strandEphemeratownsville   #strandephemera #ericagrayartist #sculpture
 Venomous Blue 
Surprisingly it’s often the smallest and most vibrant of creatures which can be the most dangerous. Lurking in rock pools and coastal seas, Lucky for us, my creature is much friendlier -poke, prod or play this one won’t harm you! 
 #softsculpture #sculpture #artist #ericagrayartist #strandephemera #strandEphemeratownsville
#strandephemera #ericagrayartist #sculpture
 
 
Exhibited: 
Strand Ephemera 2015 
Swell Sculpture Festival 2016
painting
Being David
Finalist in the  
2015 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize:  
 
David Wolff; legal practitioner, business owner, chairperson, community spokesperson, community activist, supporter of the arts, festival goer... and a long time embracer of the Northern Rivers lifestyle. During our relaxed conversation it became evident that David's interests and passions far exceeded the visual expanse of the trees, hills and surf acting as his homes backdrop. Post discussions it just seemed improper to just crop a face and torso within a canvas frame and say "this is the man". David's persona is more than just his immediate gaze and gestures, his portrait encompasses elements external to his immediate self; his love of Australian music, art and literature; his involvement with theatre groups and historic track and trail; his interest in all things natural to lifestyle and produce. A relaxed persona encapsulating everything around him... This is David!  
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas (acrylic)  
Size: 61 cm x 122 cm
#portraitpainting #artist #art #ericagrayartist
 

#wearableart #fashiontech #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3dprinted #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan
2015 3Doodler Awards Spotlight 
 
We last spoke to Erica Gray in November, after she had recently finished pieces for the World of WearableArt Show. Her 3Doodled wearable sculptures were such a hit that her Crystal Matrix went on to win the 2015 3Doodler Fashion Award! Today we're excited to catch up with Erica to celebrate her success, as well as discuss her latest project.....more  
Other media links:  
    3Dprint.com 
    3ders.org 
 
PC: Tehela 
 #wearableart #fashiontech #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3dprinted #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan
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Feature: Textile Fibre Forum Mag
Thrilled to have my work included in a piece on the 2015 World of WearableArt Awards Show and featured Australian designers.  
 
Interview by Evelina Kaganovitch for Textile Fibre Forum Magazine, issue #121
wearableart
Wearable Art: Australian designers dazzle at fashion show described as 'Lady Gaga on steroids'
By Kristina Harazim, 26 Sep 2015
 
 
Eight Australian designers have made the finals at this year's World of WearableArt (WOW) competition in Wellington, New Zealand, with...more. 

 
PC: Kristina Harazim
photo left to right: Erica Gray, Philippa Stichbury, Sarah Seahorse, Luna Aquatica & Jessica Thompson

#wearableart #fashiontech #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3dprinted #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan
Enter the Crystal Matrix
3Doodler Community Spotlight: 
Erica Gray is an artist based in Queensland, Australia who works in a variety of mediums including painting, stitched textiles, wearable art and soft sculpture. She received her original 3Doodler as one of our early Kickstarter backers, but ended up putting it on the back-burner. It wasn't until the release of the 3Doodler 2.0 that Erica became interested in producing wearable sculpture pieces with the pen. This resulted in the most breathtaking pair of "first Doodle" projects we've seen yet...more 
Links to media: 
3ders.org 
 #wearableart #fashiontech #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3dprinted #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan
PC: KIWI LIVING TV NZ
painting
Breakfast Poses - Finalist
Finalist - 2016 Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, QLD more on the event here
#wearableart #fashiontech #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan
Erica Gray in the Wonderland of WOW
Anna Itkonen for BLANK Gold Coast  
 
Regular Blank readers will already be familiar with Erica Gray and her quirky soft sculptures and stitched paintings. What you might not know is that Erica mingles comfortably in the realm of wearable art too...more  
 
The skin Erica Gray Is In, by Anna Itkonen & Blank Gold Coast...here 
#wearableart #fashiontech #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3dprinted #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan
 
PC: 2014, VapourNaut, World of WearableArt
#wearableart #fashiontech #sculpture #softsculpture #3dart #3d #artist #ericagrayartist #sculpture #artisan
Tamworth Textile Triennial 
 
Group Exchange 
The work of 22 artists working in textiles and curated by Senior Lecturer of Fashion Textiles at UTS, Cecelia Heffer in an exhibition that toured across Australia to ten gallery institutions from from 2014 to 2016. 
 
Some links to media below: 
Curator Cecilia Heffer: BioVat 
short video
 #sculpture #softsculpture #3dfashion #3d #artist #ericagrayartist #wearablesculpture #artisan
 Interview: here by TextileArtist.org
 
 

painting
Selfie on the couchie - Finalist
Finalist - 2014 Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, QLD.. more on the event here

&
2013 Semi-finalist - Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW

wearableart
Honnourable Mention 2013 
Honnourable Mention Gen-i Creative Excellence Section: Art Forms in Nature
with my piece Hybrid at the 2013 World of WearableArt Awards Show
 
Also selcected by WOW as part of the Temporary exhibit for 2014 held at the World of WearableArt and Classic Cars Museum. 
 
 
Inspired by a blend of plant and animalistic form, Hybrid is my interpretation of a creature fused from elements of nature. With a strange balance, the garment is a quirky mix of symmetry and irregular arrangement.  
 
 
 
 
PC: 2013 World of WearableArt
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Rubber Gloves Sharp Teeth & Other Pointy Bits exhibit 2013
2013 RUBBER GLOVES, SHARP TEETH & OTHER POINTY BITS, Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW 
more here:

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World of WearableArt Awards Show Winners Announced 2012
SHAKER SUIT my winning entry into the 2012 WOW Awards Show on the front page of the DOMINION POST. The design brief in the Creative Excellence section was to incorporate an element of "sound" into the design. 
 
PC: dompost.co.nz
wearable
WOW win 2012 
SHAKER SUIT wins the Gen-i Creative Excellence Visual Symphony Section at the 2012 World of WearableArt Awards Show. The design brief in the Creative Excellence section was to incorporate an element of "sound" into the design. Consisting of multiple parts including headpiece, collar, belt, arm and foot covers, all of which contained bead and plastic rattlers stitched inside the design piece.  
‘My Shaker Suit is a play on sound and cheeky humour, it tells the story of my art. My art is moving, punching at the beat and brought to life by the body within"  
 
PC: 2012 World of WearableArt
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 Strand Ephemera 2011 Award for Artistic Excellence 
SOFT SCULPTURE shared win at the 2011 Strand Ephemera sculpture exhibition 
for my piece Rock Anemone.
 
The exotic sea anemone was the inspiration for my sculpture, by stitching fabric into form I have captured the character of the creature with these bold red tentacles that enticingly reach out to passers-by.  
 
Size: 350 x 80 x 120 cm 
 #3dart #art #sculpture #softsculpture #3d #artist #ericagrayartist #sculptureart #artisan
Exhibition summary: Click 

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