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, 22 June 2013

Strathfield opening

Despite the horrid weather, we had a very good opening at the McGlade Gallery at Catholic University in Strathfield this afternoon. There was heaps of food and wine. The speeches by Diana Thomas and Kirry Toose were excellent. And the artwork was duly admired.
Kirry quoted Guillame Apollinaire

“Come to the edge.
                           We can't. We're afraid.
Come to the edge
                           We can't. We will fall!
Come to the edge.
      And they came. 
             And he pushed them. 
                      And they flew.”