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EXHIBITION: Susan Wirth – New Textile Work


“My work often explores the connection to family and culture through our relationship to materials handed down and passed on through generations.
I view each blanket not just as a formal object, aesthetically modernist in composition and design but as a cultural relic, embedded with a sense of belonging and connection to family.
Guided by the internal logic of warp and weft, the geometric horizontal and vertical colour structures of each blanket, I use a method of drawing and cutting to create new patterns and rhythms. They become reconfigured maps of unknown destinations, interrupted signals and new forms in space to enter, view and orbit.”
— Susan Wirth

Susan Wirth is a visual artist who lives and works in Panton Hill. Susan has exhibited regularly in commercial and artist run spaces in Melbourne and interstate. Most recently her work was exhibited in Laughing Waters Road: Art, Landscape and Memory in Eltham, Montsalvat.

Her work is held in public and private collections including Performing Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts and Ararat Regional Art Gallery.


Residents Gallery, 23 November - 15 January

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 1 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
All welcome, light refreshments provided
RSVP to Montsalvat on (03) 9439 7712 or montsalvat@montsalvat.com.au

Image credit: Matthew Stanton 

Image credit: Matthew Stanton 

Earlier Event: November 17
EXHIBITION: Fusion6 – Sidestreams