Setbacks – Shattered Dreams

We all carry with us images and dreams of the way we would like things to be. But we face a great difficulty in this country – that is, attempting to superimpose these European dreams of ‘a green and pleasant land’ on to the driest continent on earth.

In six strikingly graphic installations – Bushfire, Flood, Drought, Prickly Pear, Rabbits and Renewal – we abruptly confront the dramatic effect of the Australian climate on early and recent settlers in both country and city.

The Exhibition:
Six strikingly graphic, wall-hung installations ‘quilt’ and perspex box containing combinations of fabric fragments, historical photographs, poetry, prose and related artifacts.

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

Painted cotton, synthetic fabric, hand & machine stitched, and rabbit skins

Size: 18 – 20 running metres

Crated weight: 115 kilograms

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

Banner (x 2) – 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)