Bill Collins to launch Maps – You are here exhibition
May 31, 2012
‘Mr Movies’, Bill Collins will launch the Maps-You are here exhibition at the Shoalhaven City Arts Gallery from 12noon this Saturday 2 June.
The exhibition will feature the works of 11 textile artists as they take the audience on an imaginative voyage through history.
Starting from the base point of Cook's early mapping of the Australian coastline through to the the embroidered maps of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, each artist has developed her own response to the idea of maps.
Using techniques such as embroidery, patchwork, printing and weaving, Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said the range of works will challenge the audience to think about their place in the world.
“The Maps-You are here exhibition provides a unique and innovative view of both our history and place in the world,” said Clr Green.
“Each of the 11 artists featured in the exhibition has a demonstrated passion for textiles and their ability to be used as a story telling device.
“It is very exciting to see the renowned movie buff, Bill Collins launching this exhibition and I would certainly encourage all local residents to come down and view the works.”
The exhibition will run from Friday 1 June until Monday 25 June with the launch to take place from 12 noon this Saturday 2 June.
Further to this, an illustrated talk on the history of embroidered maps will take place at 12 noon Saturday 16 June followed by a floor talk with some of the participating artists.