5 apr - 23 apr 2017
Cloth inc. 
Nonie sutcliffe, glenys mann, deb mccardle, melanie hill & cheryl kennedy

a thin line

Nonie Sutcliffe Listening Cloth #1 (detail) Handstitched vintage cloth, 36 x 42cm

Nonie Sutcliffe Listening Cloth #1 (detail)
Handstitched vintage cloth, 36 x 42cm

 

Glenys Mann, Deb McArdle, Melanie Hill, Cheryl Kennedy and Nonie Sutcliffe are textile artists who stitch on cloth and exhibit as Cloth Inc.

Their work reflects the quiet, often solitary act of stitching, telling a story, of making do and mending. The group show is the act of bringing the solitary, private act into the open.

Often using found cloth or thread, household items become the canvas for thoughts. The group aim to provoke in the viewer memories of their own early life.

Cloth Inc. - 'A Thin Line' is a reflection by the artists of a mend and repurposing ethos the group espouses.

The works created by the group are accessible and easy to understand - they are tactile and tangible. Through the use of basic stitches and used cloth, the group seek to provoke memories in the viewer. This is a reflective collection that shows the use of domestic items as a way to connect both to the future and the past.
 

Please join us for the exhibition opening on Monday 10th April, 2-4pm


26 apr - 28 may 2017
group show

taking the myth

Tony Albert  Mid Century Modern - Aboriginal Art  2016 Pigment print on paper, 120 x 120cm edition of 3 + 2AP Image credit: courtesy of the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf  

Tony Albert  Mid Century Modern - Aboriginal Art  2016
Pigment print on paper, 120 x 120cm
edition of 3 + 2AP

Image credit: courtesy of the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf

 

 

On the occasion of Ballarat's annual Heritage celebrations, we are taking stock of how heritage is represented by some of Australia's leading artists.

Participating artists include:

  • Tony Albert
  • Sue Kneebone
  • Rodney Pople
  • Joan Ross
  • Jacqui Stockdale

This show coincides with a special screening of Kate Grenville's 'Secret River', opened by producer Stephen Luby.


 

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