War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts From Military Fabrics
Fri February 22 - Sun April 28Free
Exhibition Opening: Friday 22 February at 6pm. Runs 23 February – 28 April.
Discover historic war quilts at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.
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. A Cowra Regional Art Gallery exhibition is drawn from the unparalleled collection of internationally acclaimed quilt authority Dr. Annette Gero. Exhibition dates are 23 February to 28 April 2019. Admission is free. Cowra Regional Art Gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 2pm to 4pm.
More information is available at www.cowraartgallery.com.au or Ph (02) 63402190.
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