Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Exhibition: HAVE POETS LEFT A PATCH TO SEW?

Through the support of a Wagga Wagga City Council grant, artists and writers of the Riverina created compelling responses to significant textiles.

The exhibition showcased the rich stories, innovation, history and global interconnections of the Riverina - both tactile and macabre, ambitious and experimental, provocative and heartwarming. It is inspired by a line from a 7th-century Arabic poem, "Have Poets Left a Patch to Sew?", which means "Has anything been left unsaid?"

The exhibition include remarkable textiles, artists' books, new animations, sound and performance art, Girl Guides uniforms from WWI and collaborative reflections on Wiradjuri, Peranakan and Egyptian cultural heritage.

The exhibition, which was located at HR Gallop Gallery has now closed.

Image: Kerri-Ann Chin, Bluey (2016) from 'My Peranakan Journey'