a stitch in time
Last Thursday saw the very successful opening of three new great shows at Craft Victoria. We know we are biased on so many levels but you must believe us when we say that all three shows combine the very best of contemporary craft - thought provoking, innovative, well made and rooted in history and commentary. So much so we'll talk about each one in the coming weeks.

In Gallery One Stitching Time curated by talented collaborators Dell Stewart and Isobel Knowles matches animation with textile art. not such a mismatch when you think one stitch at a time, one frame at a time. Both Beck and I were amazed at the depth and breadth of the exhibition - such ambition is rarely seen in such a small space.

There are works to play with, to admire, to watch and to touch. Your invited to marvel at the technology but also see behind the curtain of the rudimentary technologies of both craft and film. The different rhythms of each piece create a strange pulse in the gallery space that shifts as your attention does adding to the exploratory nature of the show.

It's important to say that you need to go and see this show for yourself as it's a 'breathing' thing, when you stand in that space you hear it and feel it. We know we are waxing lyrical but this show is such an achievement. There is nothing slapdash about this work, it's all considered and carefully executed. A MUST SEE.

Stitching Time runs until November 30

Artists include:

Jeremy Dower
Pene Durston
Rebecca Hayes
Isobel Knowles
Kate Matthews
Dell Stewart
Kayo Taguchi
Maryann Talia Pau
Pauline Tran-Cecil

No comments: