Exhibition opening: The Linen Project and Fragments

Sat 27 October 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Australia

Free
Accessible
10/27/2018 2:00pm 10/27/2018 4:00pm Exhibition opening: The Linen Project and Fragments Join us at Town Hall Gallery for the opening of The Linen Project and Fragments. Enjoy canapés and a glass of wine while experiencing the exhibition with other art lovers. The artists and curators will be on hand to talk about the artworks.  This is a free event, but bookings are essential.  Book now About the exhibition The Linen Project The Linen Project 2006 - 2018 is an immersive installation which pays homage to past lives and past labour and is built largely from the remnants of Louise Saxton’s practice of reclaiming everyday needlework. The artist has been collecting domestic linens since 1988 and for more than a decade has extracted and reconstructed the embroidery and lace from those linens to build several major bodies of work. From these discarded and disinherited materials, Saxton creates unique two and three-dimensional assemblages. The Linen Project celebrates the materiality of linen and investigates its role in caring for family and community. The project is being undertaken with the support of an 18-month artist in residence program through St Vincent’s Hospital at Caritas Christi in Kew. Featuring: Louise Saxton. Fragments The Community Project Wall features Fragments, an exhibition of collages by Catherine Westerman. Catherine found herself with short moments of time in which she could create her artwork. For Fragments she set herself strict parameters, choosing to work exclusively with found materials and on a small scale. After creating over forty collages in the same format, she added variations to the formula, adjusting the paper size and adding more materials, but fundamentally the concept remained the same. The result is a series of process-driven collages, where the method is as important as the end result. Catherine’s exhibition offers an opportunity to reflect on your own ability to find the time and space to get creative. Featuring: Catherine Westerman. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
Event details

Join us at Town Hall Gallery for the opening of The Linen Project and Fragments.

Enjoy canapés and a glass of wine while experiencing the exhibition with other art lovers. The artists and curators will be on hand to talk about the artworks. 

This is a free event, but bookings are essential. 

Book now

About the exhibition

The Linen Project

The Linen Project 2006 - 2018 is an immersive installation which pays homage to past lives and past labour and is built largely from the remnants of Louise Saxton’s practice of reclaiming everyday needlework.

The artist has been collecting domestic linens since 1988 and for more than a decade has extracted and reconstructed the embroidery and lace from those linens to build several major bodies of work.

From these discarded and disinherited materials, Saxton creates unique two and three-dimensional assemblages.

The Linen Project celebrates the materiality of linen and investigates its role in caring for family and community. The project is being undertaken with the support of an 18-month artist in residence program through St Vincent’s Hospital at Caritas Christi in Kew.

Featuring: Louise Saxton.

Fragments

The Community Project Wall features Fragments, an exhibition of collages by Catherine Westerman.

Catherine found herself with short moments of time in which she could create her artwork. For Fragments she set herself strict parameters, choosing to work exclusively with found materials and on a small scale.

After creating over forty collages in the same format, she added variations to the formula, adjusting the paper size and adding more materials, but fundamentally the concept remained the same.

The result is a series of process-driven collages, where the method is as important as the end result. Catherine’s exhibition offers an opportunity to reflect on your own ability to find the time and space to get creative.

Featuring: Catherine Westerman.

Contact
Boroondara Arts
9278 4770
Category
Visual Arts