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Enacting Social Memory through Textiles

Enacting Social Memory through Textiles

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  • Sat 5 May ’12, 1:30pm – 3:00pm


Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling Street, Dunedin


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Chaired by Victoria Bell, with:
Angela Gardiner
Jay Hutchinson
Dr Natalie Smith

This Saturday afternoon Victoria Bell, Angela Gardiner, Jay Hutchinson and Dr. Natalie Smith will discuss memory making, (re)collection, and (re)constructed histories in relation to the current exhibition at the Blue Oyster, 13th Anniversary Gifts: Silk and Lace, as well as other issues in contemporary textile art including perspectives from their own practices.

The speakers approach textile art from diverse backgrounds.

Bell is a soft sculpture artist who has exhibited her work nationally. She is also Studio Coordinator of Textiles and a Lecturer in Printmaking at the Dunedin School of Art. In 2005 she was awarded the Olivia Spencer Bower Award, which incorporated a year’s residency at the Christchurch Arts Centre.

Gardiner is textile artist and craftsperson. She explored issues of anger and dislike through crochet for her recent Anteroom exhibition, “Insulting.” She also runs her own handcrafted clothing and accessories business, Crafty Minx.

Hutchinson is a textile artist who has been exhibiting nationally for the past ten years. Hutchinson is part of the current group exhibition at The Blue Oyster, 13th Anniversary Gifts: Silk and Lace. He also runs A Gallery, where he recently showed his solo exhibition “loosely based on a series of events that never actually happened.”

Smith is a Summer School Lecturer and PhD graduate in the University of Otago’s Art History and Theory programme. She has published on wearable art and conceptual fashion. In 2011 she co-curated (with Hilary Radner) an exhibition on NOM*d for the Eastern Southland Gallery (Gore).

All welcome, refreshments provided.

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