In Praise Of Australian Women
In Praise of Australian Women is a series based on the ‘wagga’ rug or ‘bush’ quilt – terms synonymous with ‘making do’ – in which aspects of the Australian woman’s experience are explored.
The title of each installation reflects observations and raises questions about our identity, our relationship with the environment, multiculturalism, Aboriginal women, Chinese women and the effects of World War 2.
Nine installations comprising wall hung ‘wagga’ rugs paired with Perspex boxed
combinations of fabric fragments, historical photographs, poetry, prose and related artefacts.
Wagga – 170cm x 120cm (66” x 48”)
Boxes – 71cm x 52cm x 4cm (25” x 21” x 1.5”)
Cotton, linen and woollen fabric, mostly recycled; hand and machine stitched
Size: 22 – 24 running metres
Crated weight: 140 kilograms
DVD – a creative exploration of the artist’s environment providing insights into the making of this and subsequent touring exhibitions. 22 minutes duration
Banner – measuring 235cm x 90cm
Education Pack for Primary & Secondary students
Laminated explanatory notes & labels
Condition Report Manual
Media Release & Photo
Detailed hanging instructions
2 day Workshop for artists and fabric enthusiasts (extra)