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

Saturday, 18 May 2013

McGlade Gallery

MAPS you are here will be exhibited at the McGlade Gallery on the campus of the Australian Catholic University's at Strathfield.

Kirry Toose, President of NSW Branch of ATASDA will open it officially on Saturday, June 22 at 2 pm at the McGlade Gallery.

On Saturday July 6 there will be an illustrated talk on the history of embroidered maps given by Diana Thomas at 1pm followed by a floor talk with some of the participating artists.

The university is at 25A Barker Road, Strathfield. Enter by Gate 3.

The exhibition will run from Saturday, June 15 until Saturday, July 6
Gallery hours are 11am to 4pm Monday to Saturday