Have Poets Left a Patch to Sew?

REVISED INVITATION - Riverina Textiles

Inspired by a line from a 7th-century Arabic poem (the Mu’allaqat), Have Poets Left a Patch to Sew? invited artists and writers to respond to significant textiles.

This resulted in a diverse exhibition featuring Wiradjuri, Egyptian, Peranakan, and Riverina representation, including digital animations, soundscapes, video art, graphic design, artists’ books, textile art, a replica drawn from a 1918 Girl Guides’ uniform, and an experimental performance inspired by the 1933 ‘Human Glove’ murder investigation on the Murrumbidgee River near Wagga Wagga.

This exhibition was supported by a Wagga Wagga City Council Community Grant, auspiced and assisted by Eastern Riverina Arts, and displayed in the H.R. Gallop Gallery on the Charles Sturt University campus. Poems and other contributions were written by the Booranga Writer’s Centre. It was curated by Sam Bowker.

The exhibition catalogue can be downloaded here: TEXTILE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE 2017 BOOK

Participating Artists and Writers – Have Poets Left a Patch to Sew?

  • Rachel Wall
  • Damian Candusso
  • Susan Wood
  • Scott Howie
  • Kerri-Anne Chin
  • Barbel Ullrich
  • Bess Cook
  • Dominique Sweeney
  • Robert Lewis
  • Aunty Gail Manderson
  • Melanie Evans
  • Atlanta Hall, Jacquie Tinkler and Andrea Schineau
  • Claire Baker
  • David Gilbey
  • Lachlan Brown
  • Ingrid Bruckner
  • Cassily Charles
  • Stuart Boag
  • Ian Stewart
  • Joan Cahill
  • D.E. South






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