Artists: Clinton Barker, Kenneth Beck, Sarah Haigh, Doreen Munn, Jeanette Stok
Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane
18 September – 29 September, 2018
Maintaining Order, 2018, Gutter guard and soft plastic garden tie, 2620 x 920 mm.
Gutter guard is an unusual ‘textile’ to work with as the weave is not square, like regular fabrics, but resembles a diamond. Consequently, this required the modification of conventional embroidery techniques in order to manipulate the material, explore patterns and play with the inherent limitations and possibilities of the weave. These manipulations, possibilities and restrictions are also ever present in the borders and barriers we create to control and maintain our world; barriers that are often dictated by fear rather than empathy.