The Linen Project

Sat 27 October 2018
11:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 27 October 2018 -
Sun 16 December 2018
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Australia

Free
Accessible
10/27/2018 11:00am 12/16/2018 4:00pm The Linen Project The Linen Project 2006 - 2018 is an immersive installation that 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. Town Hall Gallery opening hours   Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm Monday and public holidays closed , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
Event details

The Linen Project 2006 - 2018 is an immersive installation that 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.

Town Hall Gallery opening hours  
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm
Monday and public holidays closed
Contact
Boroondara Arts
9278 4770
Category
Visual Arts