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

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Flat earth

I have been struggling to wrestle my globe onto a piece of paper. By Googling "flat world map" I found that many other, much more capable minds than mine have tackled the problem of translating three dimensions into two.

The version that most appealed is Fullers Projection perhaps because of the clever animation. But there are many more including butterfly shaped maps, to unrealistic rectangular maps which have been slightly modified in many ways. It all points to the unreliability of maps!

So here is another site to teach you how to make a flat map out of a round world.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Mapping the Landscape

Over the last quarter century Pippin Drysdale has been refining her forms, her materials and her colour palette to create a unique body of work that is a response to various landscapes. Read more in a article by Ted Snell at HandEye