Petite: Antique Lace
- Wangaratta Regional Gallery, Victoria
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- Petite Miniature Textiles Exhibition
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Antique Lace is a series of three lace works that explore notions of the role of mending and reuse in textile history. The idea of making do and reconstituting existing textiles reflects on the Slow Design movement current in design practice. The works have been reconstructed from antique lace remnants in a unique machine stitching process. The suite was selected for the Petite Miniature Textiles Exhibition, Wangaratta Regional Gallery 16th June-22 July 2012. The exhibition is a biannual event and showcases the diversity of approach in textile artistry in Australian contemporary textile practice. Through a peer review process the work was selected for the Petite Miniature Textiles Exhibition, Wangaratta Regional Gallery. In recognition of the cultural and historical value of the work the Gallery has made an acquisition of the three works and they are now part of the Gallery collection. The significance of a gallery acquisition is important as it demonstrates that the work is valued and represented in a public Museum collection. It sits among other works in its field and has been chosen for its unique contribution to Australian textile practice.
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