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Walk and Talk: The Linen Project


Sat 27 Oct 2018, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Where: Town Hall Gallery, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: townhallgallery

Join us for a curator-led tour of The Linen Project just before the official exhibition opening. Hear directly from the artists and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks and the exhibition.

Free, but bookings are essential.

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.

Featuring: Louise Saxton