The art of curating brings three distinct imperatives: to select; to organise; and to look after the items in a collection or exhibition. Drawing on my experience with Australia Quilts, Beneath the Southern Sky and Living Colour!, I reflect on the challenges and delights of these imperatives in an extended article in Issue #119 of Textile Fibre Forum magazine that is on sale now.
This is the first issue by new editor Neroli Henderson. The design has been refreshed and the content focus is a mix of artist profiles; exhibitions, reviews and best practice articles. Thanks to Neroli for inviting me to share my insights and to Danielle Minett of Natural Lights Photography for allowing me to include some of her photos from the Living Colour! exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery earlier this year.
And speaking of the challenges of curating, there is always that awkward period when you can’t be certain whether anyone will respond to your call for entries. Gulp.
I invite all textile artists to submit an entry for my next travelling exhibition – a matter of time. I welcome stitched textile works that explore this title theme and measure 100x40cm (HxW). The closing date is 15 January 2016. See the website for further information: www.amatteroftimetextiles.com