Domestic Maps Series in Melbourne

Finally on show after several postponements due to COVID lockdowns, the Domestic Maps Series is on show across two venues, in Melbourne and Lilydale.

I am delighted to be one of two guest artists exhibiting with Tenfold Textiles Collective in their latest show Material Things on until 28 November at Black Cat Gallery, Fitzroy in Melbourne, and in OzQuilt Networks’ Art Quilt Australia 2021 at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum Lilydale until 27 February 2022.

A Well Worn Path, A Merry Dance (at Black Cat) and The Road Often Travelled (at Yarra Ranges) are works in a series based around the concept of domestic maps. As a female artist, the role of caring for loved ones, domestic duties and family responsibilities is never far away. From nappies to the beginnings of an empty nest twenty-five years of laundry care are marked by a well-worn path. The preparation of meals, from shopping to cooking and cleaning up afterwards becomes a merry dance around the kitchen.  And many years of taking children to school, and after school activities, back and forth, the same roads, often travelled. These activities mostly invisible, yet expected, are often only noticed in their absence. Stitched layers of worn-out family clothing and recycled domestic textiles map the labouring process expected of so many women throughout our society.


Layers of recycled business shirts, worn out family clothing, dyed tea towels, woollen blanket, sari silk, polyester machine threads and embroidery threads. Print. All layers are machine stitched together; sections are cut away to reveal underlayers. Colonial knots and hand stitch


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