Men At Work

This exhibition grew out of a period of intense focus on the creation of In Praise of Australian Women.

To restore equilibrium, my creative efforts were directed to the activities of Australian men – Timber-getters, Fettlers and Drovers.

I enjoyed the freedom and challenges of a minimalist approach and used recycled, grey woollen blankets on hessian bags – in keeping with the ‘wagga’ rug tradition of Australian bush men working hard and living rough.

The Exhibition:
Three installations comprising ‘wagga’ rug or ‘bush’ quilt is supported by perspex boxed collection of artifacts, images and poems.

Wagga – 170cm x 120cm (66” x 48”)
Boxes – 71cm x 52cm x 4cm (25” x 21” x 1.5”)

Recycled woollen blankets hand stitched to jute bags

Size: 10 – 12 running metres

Crated weight: 100 kilograms

Comes with:
DVD – a creative exploration of the artist’s environment providing insights into the making of previous touring exhibitions. 22 minutes duration

Banner (x 2) – measuring 250cm x 60cm

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)