This joint exhibition with Loris Button, Deborah Klein, myself and Carole Wilson is now on show at the Warrnambool Art Gallery until 12 June 2017. It then travels to Ballarat Art Gallery from 29th July - 17th September 2017. Two years in the planning, it took three full days and eight 8 people to install the many artworks and hundreds of objects. 'The artists are linked by their studio practice, their appreciation of textiles and traditional sewing crafts, their regional locations and connections, and their love of gleaning. Their studio collections range from domestic textiles and sewing paraphernalia, curiosities, natural history specimens, memorabilia, discarded books and china, carpet and linoleum, and old tools of trade. In this exhibition a portion of each artist’s studio collection is gathered, in an engaging and dynamic installation, alongside works by the artists which respond directly and/or relate to, their greater collection objects. The exhibition draws the individual artists together into one large ‘bower’ and creates a space in which the private becomes public. It allows the viewer to reflect upon the process of collecting, gathering and making.' Dr Carole Wilson.
Below are some photos taken during installation.