Sunday, 29 July 2007
Sunday, 15 July 2007
And it doesn't have to be textile in nature. It can be anything made using just one shape.
Results will be posted to the blog after the July meeting.
Martin Sharp Eternity 1999
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Contemporary tapestries from the Victorian Tapestry Workshop
29 June - 12 August 2007
Tapestries are the murals of our time Le Corbusier
Oh yes, it’s cold outside! So how about a special collection of exemplary tapestries to warm the cockles of your art life?
S.H. Ervin Gallery is delighted to present the touring exhibition, From here to Eternity: Contemporary tapestries from the Victorian Tapestry Workshop for our winter program. Fifty-two works from the Workshop’s exhibition collection have been selected to promote and present the VTW to new tapestry audiences.
From its humble beginnings in 1976, the Victorian Tapestry Workshop is now a world leader in the production of the tapestry medium. Unique to the Workshop are the skilled weavers who are also trained artists. Their sensitivity to the visual aspects of the medium, together with their technical expertise, enables them to form a special collaboration with the artists whose designs they translate.
This exhibition features some of Australia’s leading artists including Davida Allen, Angela Brennan, Mike Brown, Jon Cattapan, Alun Leach-Jones, Chris O’Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa), Glenn Morgan, Gareth Sansom, Martin Sharp and Peter Walsh.
The exhibition’s title is drawn from Martin Sharp’s quintessentially Sydney tapestry Eternity, his graphic homage to Arthur Stace.
“I loved the idea [that] that vastest of words, which had been written so humbly and so often on the streets of Sydney, should be honoured in tapestry.” Martin Sharp
Exhibition catalogue available $15. Mail orders welcome.
Watson Road (enter from Argyle Street), Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11am – 5pm
Admission: $6, $4 National Trust members, seniors & concessions
General Information: Ph. 02) 9258 0173, Fax. 02) 9251 4355
Public Program: Sundays @ 3pm, Gallery Floor Talk: Tuesdays @ midday