Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, 3122, VIC
Sat 27 Oct 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
The linen project 2006 - 2018 is an immersive installation that 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.
Join us for a curator led tour of The Linen Project just before the official exhibition opening. Hear directly from the artist and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks and the exhibition. Saturday 27 October, 1pm - 2pm. Free, bookings are essential.
Immediately after the Walk and Talk is the exhibition opening of The Linen Project. Enjoy canapés and a glass of wine while experiencing the exhibition with other art lovers. Saturday 27 October, 2pm - 4pm. Free, bookings are essential.
The Linen Project by Louise Saxton is on display at the Town Hall Gallery from Saturday 27 October - Sunday 16 December.
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