Friday, June 19, 2009

Look South

This blog focuses on a very important exhibition currently on show at the Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery, Napier, New Zealand, until November 1. This exhibition is titled Look South and displays the work of Clare Plug, one of New Zealand's leading applied artists. Her textile works reflect the world of contemporary art rather than the traditions of quilting and embroidery. In 2006 Clare was awarded an important residency by the Antarctica New Zealand / Creative New Zealand Artists in Antarctica programme, to visit this area for two weeks. It is also supported by the Mary Vigor Brown Trust. This exhibition is Clare's response and I fully recommend a visit, even if it means making a special journey. The HBMAG has supplied the images. There is also a very good catalogue about the exhibition Clare Plug, Look South published by the HBMAG ISBN 978-0-473-14879-9 NZ$20 + p & p.

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