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.
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
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)