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Opening 6.00pm Friday 1 November
Cathy Franzi's ceramic practice is devoted to the exploration of Australian flora. Franzi has developed a distinctive sgraffito linocut style of carving the clay surface to represent her interpretation of Australian flora and investigation of the impact of environmental degradation. She creates a series of works, inspired by Walter Burley Griffin's and Marian Mahony's vision to 'paint' the hills of Canberra in a single colour of vegetation assemblages as a process of re- vegetation. A vision that was never realised, with the only physical evidence remaining being a few Crimson Bottlebrush and Rosemary Grevillea on Red Hill from initial plantings.
Art Quilt Australia: people, place and nation is an initiative of the Ozquilt Network Inc. and curated by Valerie Kirk, Head of Textiles, The Australian National University. Selected works make up this survey exhibition of quilt textiles, drawing on the finest contemporary Australian art quilters. The works showcase the talents of both new and established Australian art quilters, presenting innovative and imaginative works across a range of techniques, materials and formats.