Life, Stitching

24 Aug 2012 - 11 Sep 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.

Artworks in Exhibition

Pines and dark spaces
Pines and dark spaces
38000cm (W) x 20cm (D)
Linen, cotton, string, handmade beads, card, leather, felt, stuffing
Lake and limestone (Angas)
Lake and limestone (Angas)
50000cm (W) x 22cm (D)
Linen, cotton, string, handmade beads, card, leather, felt, stuffing
Cave and calcification (Blanche & Ruben)
Cave and calcification (Blanche & Ruben)
65000cm (W) x 50cm (D)
Linen, cotton, glow-in-the-dark cotton, beads, string, handmade beads, card, leather, felt, stuffing
Light filled cavern
Light filled cavern
16cm (W) x 18cm (H)
Linen, glow-in-the-dark cotton, string, handmade beads, card, leather, felt, stuffing


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