Walk and Talk: The Linen Project

Sat 27 October 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Australia

Free
Accessible
10/27/2018 1:00pm 10/27/2018 2:00pm Walk and Talk: The Linen Project Join us for a curator-led tour of The Linen Project just before the official exhibition opening. Hear directly from the artists and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks and the exhibition. Free, but bookings are essential. Book now About the exhibition 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. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
Event details

Join us for a curator-led tour of The Linen Project just before the official exhibition opening.

Hear directly from the artists and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks and the exhibition.

Free, but bookings are essential.

Book now

About the exhibition

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.

Contact
Boroondara Arts
9278 4770
Category
Visual Arts