Have Poets Left a Patch to Sew?

REVISED INVITATION - Riverina Textiles

Inspired by a line from a 7th-century Arabic poem (the Mu’allaqat), Have Poets Left a Patch to Sew? invited artists and writers to respond to significant textiles.

This resulted in a diverse exhibition featuring Wiradjuri, Egyptian, Peranakan, and Riverina representation, including digital animations, soundscapes, video art, graphic design, artists’ books, textile art, a replica drawn from a 1918 Girl Guides’ uniform, and an experimental performance inspired by the 1933 ‘Human Glove’ murder investigation on the Murrumbidgee River near Wagga Wagga.

This exhibition was supported by a Wagga Wagga City Council Community Grant, auspiced and assisted by Eastern Riverina Arts, and displayed in the H.R. Gallop Gallery on the Charles Sturt University campus. It was curated by Sam Bowker.

A PDF catalogue will be available soon, with printed copies for participants and patrons.

Participating Artists and Writers – Have Poets Left a Patch to Sew?

  • Rachel Wall
  • Damian Candusso
  • Susan Wood
  • Scott Howie
  • Kerri-Anne Chin
  • Barbel Ullrich
  • Bess Cook
  • Dominique Sweeney
  • Robert Lewis
  • Aunty Gail Manderson
  • Melanie Evans
  • Atlanta Hall, Jacquie Tinkler and Andrea Schineau
  • Claire Baker
  • David Gilbey
  • Lachlan Brown
  • Ingrid Bruckner
  • Cassily Charles
  • Stuart Boag
  • Ian Stewart
  • Joan Cahill
  • D.E. South