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

Thursday, 27 May 2010

My place post cards

In order to get our creative juices flowing we will create postcard sized works that reflect "our place."

Prue wove a silk, knotted pile image of the view from her house.

Here is the view of the back of the weaving (not the back of the view.)

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Broussonetia papyrfera

The Paper Mulberry
"Tough fibrous bark can be soaked and beaten into a useful fabric which has functioned as paper, cloth, or even shoe leather. It can be oiled to waterproof it, pulped to soften it, dyed to colour it. . . . It was tapa."
Pierre Marie Broussonet
18th century professor of botany

Anticipating our visit to the State Library

The State Library of NSW is currently running an exhibition called 100. ONE hundred is a major exhibition at the Mitchell Library, from 9 March to 16 June, 2010, and the centrepiece of their centenary celebrations this year.

The Mitchell Library opened its doors on 9 March, 1910. During 2010 they will celebrate one hundred years of collecting, collections and service to the people of NSW and Australia.
They have a fascinating web site and an interesting e-zine to subscribe to.