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, 6 May 2011

Medina Azahara

This is not exactly a "You are here." It is a sign that tells you what number to telephone to get a recorded explanation of the site you are about to visit.

In this connected age, our telephones can tell us where we are.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Catching up

We came across this exhibition in the library at Coimbra university. They would only allow me to photograph the poster of the exhibition.

This map is in the cathedral in Sevilla. It is noted for its opulence thanks to the wealth Spain acquired in the Americas.

This map, and it's label are in the park that used to be an army outpost at the very edge of a cliff at Sagres, Portugal. There are stations with informaton about Portugal's exploration of the world from the 15th century.