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Auckland Museum Goes Quilt Crazy!

27 Sep 2004

Auckland Museum Goes Quilt Crazy!

Three exhibitions on display at Auckland Museum this summer explore the art, craft and history of quilting, and take a look at two well-known textile artists - Nancy Crow: Constructions – Colour and Spatial Relationships, Freda Brierley – A Weaver’s Tale and Historical Quilts. All three are on display from 26 November 2004 until 20 March 2005.

Nancy Crow: Constructions – Colour and Spatial Relationships presents a series of exquisite quilts from contemporary American textile artist, Nancy Crow. Nancy has been working in quiltmaking for over 25 years and has made over 300 quilts. She is recognised worldwide for her work and her teaching. The exhibition presents a series of work begun by Nancy in 1996, inspired by nature and her Ohio surroundings.

Nancy Crow, who is assisted by the United States Embassy, will be visiting Auckland and holding a special lecture at Auckland Museum to discuss her artform and the exhibition.

Freda Brierley – A Weaver’s Tale is an exhibition of work from New Zealand textile artist, Freda Brierley, and aims to question the relationship between drawing, painting and textiles. Freda’s work centres around the memories of her grandmother as a weaver in Dundee, using machine embroidery on canvas. The result appears to blur the lines between drawing, painting and embroidery.

Historical Quilts presents a selection of quilts from Auckland Museum’s own collections, many of which have never been on display before. The quilts come from New Zealand, the Pacific and England and tell the story of the quilt evolution in New Zealand.

Timed to coincide with the 2005 National Quilt Symposium in Auckland, the exhibitions are accompanied by a packed public programme of lectures, gallery tours, kids’ craft activities and more. Join Nancy Crow and Freda Brierley for insightful and entertaining talks on their artform, learn to quilt with local quilter, Cathy Baal, and keep the kids entertained with quilt storytelling and patchwork activities. (Full public programme of activities attached).

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