Friday, February 10, 2012

to be a child: contemporary quilted textiles by Ruth de Vos

to be a child 
contemporary quilted textiles by Ruth de Vos

26th April - 5 May 
at the Showcase Gallery, Central Institute of Technology,
cnr Aberdeen St and Beaufort St, Northbridge, Western Australia
Open Wed - Sat (11am - 4:45pm), closed Anzac Day
Ph: +618 9427 1318

14 - 25 May 
at the Vancouver Arts Centre, 
85 Vancouver St, Albany, Western Australia
Open Mon - Fri (9am - 4pm), Sat (10am - 3pm)
Ph: +618 9841 9260

Observing small children notice budding flowers, snail trails, ripening fruit, textured leaves, floating bubbles, dripping rain and pencil marks on paper for the first time is a wonderful reminder of just how special these ordinary things are. In an effort to retain some of that wide-eyed wonder herself and to share it with others, Ruth has stitched these vibrant textiles which incorporate traditional quiltmaking techniques in a contemporary way to powerfully record the learning experiences of little children.

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