Saturday, 5 June 2010

texture of memories

Saturday has come around way to fast- again.
So that means it's my turn to be shopgirl.
Well for most of the day- I am taking a couple of hours off this afternoon to race out to Eltham to be at the opening of (young Ben's mum and dad) Jenny Bartholomew and Peter Anderson's exhibition 'Texture of Memories'. These two fabulous artists have been working in conjunction with the residents of the Eltham Retirement Centre. Over the last year Pete's been helping them write about  their memories and lives and Jenny  has been creating textile works exploring memories and skills based on textiles, clothing and materials of domestic life. 
I've been lucky enough to see many of these pieces as they have developed and in fact some of the base bits and bobs have come out of my ridiculous collection of stuff!
So Anna is coming in to mind the good ship Cottage while I get to be at the opening of 'Texture of Memories'. Please come if you are in the area- they are even launching a publication of the works, stories and images. (And it's looking like it will be going on tour too- this exhibition has legs!!)

Eltham Library Community Gallery
Panther Place, Eltham (Melway 21 J5)
Opening 4pm today, artists talk at 5pm
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm 
Sunday 1pm-5pm

AND Dell and Andrea are doing their artist talk at Craft Vic in Flinders Lane at 2pm today as well so you are going to have a very busy afternoon aren't you?!

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