Challenges your eyes and senses with meticulously stitched, photo-realistic still lifes of an Australian family institution – preserving fruit and vegetables in Fowlers Vacola jars.
Generations of Australian women used the Fowlers Vacola method to provide for their families.
The centrepiece of this exhibition is displayed in a simple pine cupboard poised on a square of old linoleum its doors open, lined with brilliantly coloured faux fruit and vegetables. It dares you to see things domestic in a different light.
Set on linoleum square, white pine ‘preserves’ cupboard contains twenty-eight gleaming Fowler’s Vacola No.36 glass bottles
Cupboard: 177cm x 90cm x 19cm (69” x 35” x 8″)
Glass Bottles: 25cm x 10cm (diameter)
Hand and machine stitched, hand-coloured cotton
Size: 5-8 running metres
Crated weight: 75 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 225cm x 53cm
Catalogue – 28 page full colour
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)