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

Friday, 24 December 2010

James Cook Journals

His journals and those of Joseph Banks and Sydney Parkinson are recorded on the South Seas web site. They have been arranged side by side so that we can read each man's record of the same day.

Monday, 13 December 2010

True Size of Africa

An article in the New Economist, Nov 2010 explains some of the difficulties with drawing a sphere on a flat piece of paper when trying to compare the size of countries. There are not only distortions caused by the translation of three to two dimensions, but also emotional responses to the bigness/greatness of the countries involved.