Sunday 24 March 2019, 10.00am - Sunday 12 May 2019, 4.00pm
Exhibition opening Sat 23 March, 2.30pm
Malcolm Smith Gallery, UXBRIDGE Arts and Culture, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland
Garden of Memories, curated by Giles Peterson, brings together heirloom and contemporary quilts from Peterson’s collection and uses these precious objects as the starting point for exploring contemporary craft and object-making by extending this traditional form into creative interpretations and new works by artists from across Asia and the Pacific.
Six quilts from Aotearoa and the Pacific are the centre of the exhibition and the complimenting publication. Peterson’s personal connection to each quilt is explored through narratives, along with the idea of Pacific quilts as domestic objects, transmitters of knowledge, status items, items for comfort and survival and works of art.