War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts From Military Fabrics

Saturday, February 23, 2019 to Sunday, April 28, 2019 - all day

Event Details

WHEN
Saturday, February 23, 2019 to Sunday, April 28, 2019 - all day
WHERE
Cowra Regional Art Gallery at 77 Darling St, Cowra NSW 2794, Australia

CONTACT
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
02 6340 2190 02 6340 2190
Description
Image: Intarsia with Soldiers, c.1760-1780, possibly Prussia, maker unknown (initials JSJ), wool, all hand sewn, intarsia. Photo: Tim Connolly, Shoot Studios.

Not to be missed!! This stunning exhibition – a blockbuster exhibition just back from New York – is a unique showcase of spectacularly complex geometric quilts made from military fabrics by soldiers and military tailors in the time of war. Once termed “soldiers’ quilts” or “convalescent quilts”, the pieced textiles in this exhibition are associated with World War I and World War II, as well as the earliest quilts from the Napoleonic Wars, the late eighteenth century, conflicts in India, South Africa and wars during the nineteenth century.

The visual virtuosity of the quilts, often incorporating many thousands of pieces no larger than 2–3 centimetres square, assumes a deeper emotional resonance as we consider them within the matrix of war and its aftermath. As works of art, they demonstrate that something beautiful can be an outcome of war. This Cowra Regional Art Gallery exhibition is drawn from the unparalleled collection of internationally acclaimed quilt authority, Dr. Annette Gero.

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Organizer

Cowra Regional Art Gallery

Phone: 02 6340 2190 02 6340 2190

cowraartgallery@cowra.nsw.gov.au
Venue

Cowra Regional Art Gallery

77 Darling St, Cowra NSW 2794, Australia

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