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CURRENTLY TOURING:

SLIPSTITCH curated by Belinda vonMengersen

The Great Australian Bite series (2011), Solace at Port Misery (2012), and Drowing B(u)oy (2014) are currently travelling across New South Wales for this touring textile exhibition.

 

slipstitch invite

 

 

CURRENT EXHIBITION:

 

SAPPERS and SHRAPNEL curated by Lisa Slade.

 

From the Art Gallery of South Australia Website:

 

SAPPERS AND SHRAPNEL: CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE ART OF THE TRENCHES
11 November 2016 to 29 January 2017

Art is a human urge so powerful that it knows few limitations.

 

Sappers and Shrapnel is a contemporary art touring project inspired by the little-known and undervalued art form known as Trench Art. This term describes the objects made from the waste of warfare – objects crafted by soldiers, civilians and prisoners of war. Whether intended as trophies of war, souvenirs for those at home, or talismans for the battle ahead, Trench Art is an expression of our ineffable need to make art. Lovingly and cleverly crafted from the detritus of war, Trench Art also offers an enduring and personal expression of the Anzac spirit.

 

This project invites contemporary artists to produce new work in response to the Australian War Memorial’s collection of Trench Art, which includes items made during the First World War by Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women and Turkish prisoners of war.

 

The contemporary artists selected for the project include Tony Albert, Olga Cironis, Nicholas Folland, Fiona Hall, Richard Lewer, Alasdair McLuckie, Ben Quilty and Sera Waters. The new work produced by these artists will form the heart of a travelling exhibition and will be exhibited alongside a selection of Trench Art from the national collection. 

This project is generously supported by The Commonwealth Government through the Anzac of Centenary Foundation.

 

 Photograph by Grant Hancock

 

Remembering Johns (detail) 

Photograph by Grant Hancock

Thank you to Julia Robinson, Judy Parham and Zoe Freney for their time and support.