Life, Stitching: An exhibition of craft textile works made by the women involved in the Beachport Craft Group

The Hawke Centre is pleased to draw attention to the skills of both rural and city women in this SALA exhibition. Life, Stitching includes quilting, patchwork, embroidery, knitting, and crocheting; these skills have been developed during each woman's lifetime for different reasons and intentions. The artefacts are intended for both gifts and display.

Art Exhibition previously on at Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in Adelaide precinct, South Australia, Australia.
From Monday 20 August 2012 to Tuesday 11 September 2012

Life, Stitching: An exhibition of craft textile works made by the women involved in the Beachport Craft Group image

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Life, Stitching will offer textile work by women from the ‘Beachport Craft Group’ (a small coastal town) together with several Adelaide artists with connections to the area. The township has a history of whaling, farming, and cray-fishing.

The work is personal, geographic and social, relating to family, landscape, climate and industry. Importantly, the Group functions as a network of support and friendship. The different practices of these country and city women are complementary, evoking complex relationships to materials.

The exhibition is curated by Dr Linda Marie Walker who is a Senior Lecturer in the Art Architecture Design School at the University of South Australia. She is a writer, artist and occasional curator and has worked in the contemporary art sector for many years.

Presented during the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA)