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Louise Saxton: The Linen Project

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Louise Saxton: The Linen Project

27 Oct 2018 - 16 Dec 2018

Louise Saxton: The Linen Project is an immersive installation that pays homage to past lives and past labour and is built largely from the remnants of Louise Saxton’s practice of reclaiming everyday needlework.

The artist has been collecting domestic linens since 1988 and for more than a decade has extracted and reconstructed the embroidery and lace from those linens to build several major bodies of work.

From these discarded and disinherited materials, Saxton creates unique two and three-dimensional assemblages.

Louise Saxton: The Linen Project celebrates the materiality of linen and investigates its role in caring for family and community. The project is being undertaken with the support of an 18-month artist in residence program through St Vincent’s Hospital at Caritas Christi in Kew.


Image:  SAXTON, Louise, detail from Wall Garden (2016), reclaimed Chinese silk embroidery, lace pins, nylon tulle. © image courtesy of the artist and Gould Creative. Photo: Gavin Hansford.

Gallery Details

Town Hall Gallery
Hawthorn Arts Centre

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
T: 03 9278 4626
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