About Stitching Change

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‘Stitching Change’ – A Naarm Textile Collective group exhibition

Online exhibition opening 12 October 2021

8 February – 19 February 2022

Due to the continuing restrictions here in Victoria we have had to move the in person Stitching Change exhibition to February.  It will now be held from the 8 – 19 February 2022 at FortyFiveDownstairs. But the good news is we will still be opening the online exhibition on 12 October 2021 with an opening celebration on Zoom from 5-7pm.  See the link below to join us

You are invited to the opening of our Online Stitching Change exhibition on Tuesday 12 October at 5.00pm AEST. Join us on Zoom to meet the artists and see their wonderful art works

Topic: Naarm Textile Collective – Stitching ChangeTime: Oct 12, 2021 05:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom Meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87377990330?pwd=TmFHWnN6TzE0dlAzSE55R1BiV1puUT09
Meeting ID: 873 7799 0330Passcode: 899787

Stitching Change is part of @craftvictoria Craft Contemporary taking place throughout October, the festival celebrates community and the shared human impulse to create. 

‘Stitching Change’ is a new and exciting exhibition highlighting the abundance of local textile artists in Victoria and the quality of their work. The exhibition will showcase the progressive art form of textiles including work that explores the relationship of textiles to other art disciplines. 

‘Stitching Change’ takes shifts and changes as its theme, in particular it is centred on the way in which practices have transformed during the COVID-19 pandemic. These shifts may be around changing attitudes, the introduction of new materials and techniques, along with the impact of innovative ideas and evolving technologies.

‘Stitching Change’ will highlight and explore the emotive properties of textiles to generate, communicate and preserve memories along with creating discourse for the future. It centres on the value of textiles in our lives and their role in recollecting past events, telling stories and recording experiences. The exhibition enables participating artists to explore projects that manifest as transformations in their practice.

The exhibition is being curated by Tamara Russell from the Naarm Textile Collective, an artist led organisation aiming to incorporate and challenge the boundaries of textile arts practice.  Together, promoting and supporting artists using textiles in their artworks and encouraging the exploration of unique pathways to creation and individuality through their work. 

The exhibition will be held at FortyFive Downstairs located at 45 Flinders Lane, a location that has a rich history for textile production, design and innovation. This exhibition aims to update the Flinders Lane story with the inclusion of Contemporary Textile Art.  The participating textile artists can be found here.

FortyFiveDownstairs Hours

Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm

Saturday 11am – 3pm

Opening event Tuesday 8 February 2022 5pm – 7pm