Exhibitions / Life, Stitching

24.08.2012 to 11.09.2012

Life, Stitching will offer textile work by women from the 'Beachport Coastal Quilters’ (Beachport is a small coastal town in the southeast of the State) together with three Adelaide artists with connections to the area. The township has a history of whaling, farming, and cray-fishing. Life, Stitching includes quilting, patchwork, embroidery, knitting, and crocheting; these skills have been developed during each woman's lifetime for different reasons and intentions. The work is personal, geographic and social, relating to family, landscape, climate and industry. The different practices of these country and city women are complementary, evoking complex relationships to materials.

 

The exhibition is curated by Dr Linda Marie Walker in collaboration with Pam Hales from the Beachport Coast Quilters Group. Dr Walker is a Senior Lecturer in the Art Architecture Design School at the University of South Australia. She is a writer, artist and occasional curator and has worked in the contemporary art sector for many years. Pam Hales was awarded an Australia Day award in 2010 as Citizen of the Year for the Beachport District; she has worked in the crayfishing business for many years, and is well known for her volunteer work and for her craft and art practices.

Presented during the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA)

Exhibition open from 20 August – 11 September, weekdays 9am – 5pm.

Lake and limestone (Angas) 2012 by Sera Waters

Lake and limestone (Angas)  2012

Linen, cotton, string, handmade beads, card, leather, felt, stuffing

approximately 500 mm x 220 mm

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Pines and dark spaces 2012 by Sera Waters

Pines and dark spaces  2012

Linen, cotton, string, handmade beads, card, leather, felt, stuffing

approximately 380 mm x 200 mm

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Cave and calcification (Blanche & Ruben) 2012 by Sera Waters

Cave and calcification (Blanche & Ruben)  2012

Linen, cotton, glow-in-the-dark cotton, beads, string, handmade beads, card, leather, felt, stuffing

approximately 650 mm x 500 mm

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Light filled cavern 2012 by Sera Waters

Light filled cavern  2012

Linen, glow-in-the-dark cotton, string, handmade beads, card, leather, felt, stuffing

180 x 160 mm

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