Friday, March 10, 2017

An invitation to FROM THE BOWER: patterns of collecting

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From the Bower: patterns of collecting is an exhibition presenting artwork and items from the unique personal collections of four contemporary Victorian artists, Loris Button, Deborah Klein, Louise Saxton and Carole Wilson. The artists are linked by their studio practice, their appreciation of textiles and traditional sewing crafts, their regional locations and connections, and their love of gleaning. Their studio collections range from domestic textiles and sewing paraphernalia, curiosities, natural history specimens, memorabilia, discarded books and china, carpet and linoleum, and old tools of trade.  In this exhibition a portion of each artist’s studio collection is gathered, in an engaging and dynamic installation, alongside works by the artists which respond directly and/or relate to, their greater collection.  The exhibition draws these individual artists together into one large ‘bower’ and creates a space in which the private becomes public.  It allows the viewer to reflect upon the process of collecting, gathering and making, in the practice of these four artists. 
Dr Carole Wilson

From the Bower: patterns of collecting
Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street
Warrnambool Vic
Free entry
Weekdays 10 am - 5 pm
Weekends and Public Holidays 10 am - 3 pm

Opening night: Friday 24 March
Exhibition dates: Saturday 18 March - Monday 12 June

From the Bower: patterns of collecting will travel to the Art Gallery of Ballarat, where it will run from 29 July - 17 September.