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.
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
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)