Stitched and Bound Exhibition

The 2014 Stitched and Bound Back to the Razors Edge exhibition at Heathcote Museum and Gallery, the tenth contemporary quilt exhibition presented by The Western Australian Quilters’ Association (WAQA) opened yesterday.

I am delighted to have my work Honouring Good MenĀ selected for the exhibition.

Honouring Good Men

The work consists of 165 recycled men’s ties.

81cm high x 75cm wide x 2cm deep

“Pull up your socks, tuck in your shirt, straighten your tie, put on a brave face…”

Ties are formal wear for weddings, funerals, and work, all places where men often through necessity, tend to hold their thoughts close to their heart, in order to have the strength to fight the battle, seal the deal, protect loved ones, or save face.

We usually see only one side of the person. Here, unpicked we see the reverse also. This can be complementary, contrasting, and sometimes very surprising. By stitching and binding together the public face and normally hidden private side, a glimpse of the whole man is seen.

HGM Detail 4The exhibition is open from Saturday 5th July – 10th August 2014.

Heathcote Museum and Gallery is located at:-

58 Duncraig Road Applecross

HGM Detail 2HGM Detail 1

 

1 thought on “Stitched and Bound Exhibition

  1. I am so pleased that I was in at the beginning of the creation of tho so wrk. I love the statement with it too. And your neat and subtle reference to “recycled men” is hilarious but also poignant, in light of many men’s experiences.!

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