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, 20 December 2011

Post cards to embroider

Donna found an intriguing site while trolling for Christmas ideas.

And Linda found these fabulous maps of volcanos.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Finding Antarctica: Mapping the last Continent

This exhibition includes about 100 rare maps spanning centuries of fascination with the great southern land. It draws from the library's collection of 200,000 maps.

On his second voyage in 1772, Captain Cook set out to prove whether Antarctica existed. He didn't find it and decided that if there was land down there it was uninhabitable.

When: Dec 5, 2011 to Feb 19, 2012
Where: State Library of NSW