About Time: Australian Studio Tapestry 1975 – 2005
10 February 2012 - 15 April 2012
woven tapestry; wool, cotton
180.0 x 150.0cm
Collection of Ararat Regional Art Gallery
Kate Derum (1943-2008)In the Heat of the Moment
woven tapestry; wool, cotton, linen
190.0 x 150.0cm
Collection of the artist
About Time presents tapestries from Ararat Regional Art Gallery's permanent collection together with selected works from public and private collections.
The exhibition features significant tapestries reflecting the aesthetics and ideas of each decade: bold and colourful abstract works of the 1970's, whimsical and expressive figurative works from the 1980's, and more recent tapestries that examine the formal aspects of the time consuming and technically demanding weaving process itself.
Works by leading textile artists highlight the key influences and formal and conceptual concerns that shaped the character of studio tapestry during this formative period. Artists include: Marie Cook, Kate Derum, Tim Gresham, Kay Lawrence, Sara Lindsay and Mardi Nowak.