BRIEF: The aim of the eleven artists is to create a textile and mixed-media travelling exhibition. The initial inspiration was the map of the Western Hemisphere embroidered by Elizabeth Cook (c.1800) that shows the voyages of her husband James Cook currently housed at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney. Elizabeth Cook’s map provided a starting point from which the concept of ‘map’ can be understood and interpreted in both concrete and abstract ways. Maps can be about many things; geography, history, geology, personal space, migration, movement, memory, travel, genealogy.

Exhibition Dates

Museum of the Riverina,

Botanic Gardens site, Wagga Wagga: March 15 to April 29, 2012

Shoalhaven City Arts Centre,

12 Berry Street, Nowra: May 31 to July 26, 2012

Launch Saturday, June 2, 12noon to 2pm

McGlade Gallery, ACU Strathfield campus, June 15 - July 6, 2013

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, 16 Vincent Street, Cessnock, Feb 19 to March 16, 2014

Monday, 20 January 2014

Mapping Our World

Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia brings together over 100 spectacular maps, atlases, globes and scientific instruments from the National Library of Australia and Australian and international lenders.
Included is a medieval map (1448 - 53) by Fra Mauro which is 2 metres long.
The exhibition will run until March 10, daily, 10am to 5pm. National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

On the road again

I couldn't resist adding to the blog now that I am travelling again. This is from Busan in Korea.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Strathfield opening

Despite the horrid weather, we had a very good opening at the McGlade Gallery at Catholic University in Strathfield this afternoon. There was heaps of food and wine. The speeches by Diana Thomas and Kirry Toose were excellent. And the artwork was duly admired.
Kirry quoted Guillame Apollinaire

“Come to the edge.
                           We can't. We're afraid.
Come to the edge
                           We can't. We will fall!
Come to the edge.
      And they came. 
             And he pushed them. 
                      And they flew.” 

Saturday, 18 May 2013

McGlade Gallery

MAPS you are here will be exhibited at the McGlade Gallery on the campus of the Australian Catholic University's at Strathfield.

Kirry Toose, President of NSW Branch of ATASDA will open it officially on Saturday, June 22 at 2 pm at the McGlade Gallery.

On Saturday July 6 there will be an illustrated talk on the history of embroidered maps given by Diana Thomas at 1pm followed by a floor talk with some of the participating artists.

The university is at 25A Barker Road, Strathfield. Enter by Gate 3.

The exhibition will run from Saturday, June 15 until Saturday, July 6
Gallery hours are 11am to 4pm Monday to Saturday

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Shoalhaven Art Centre opening

Today our show opened in Nowra. Two other exhibitions opened as well ensuring a good crowd.

Bill Collins who was kind enough to open our exhibition, entertained the crowd and hopes that somebody will devise a show with all the wonderful emblems used by LA studios in a Golden Years of Holloywood retrospective.

We were pleased with the room and the expert hanging by the Shoalhaven Art Centre team.