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Textile display

Textile Display

Most of the cabinet is shown in this photo – so it is very small.

I talked about a display looking at weaving and wool based art in a previous post, (the display included other types of textiles as well but I had focused on the wool based ones as I thought they were the most interesting). I quickly took four photos of the textile section of the display – there were sections on things like New Zealand pottery – as I thought it would be interesting to be able to give a basic idea of why I liked them enough to mention them.

Textile Display

This is one of the more interesting wool pieces.

As the display for the textiles was just a small cabinet with photos of the work rather a proper display with the works themselves in it I’m only going to be posting the photos here in my blog rather than on a separate page on the main page. I thought have a page that was little than photos of someone’s photos didn’t quite work but did like the work themselves enough to want to have a record of them and the types of things I would like to look at further.

Textile Display

I liked this one in particular.

I am actually mildly disappointed that I wasn’t able to see a display of the original pieces, and not to be able to take a few photos of them, but to be able to see the whole works for myself given that a number of the photos only showed parts of the larger work or showed the larger work without showing any close ups of the details. But they are part of a series of simple displays at the Public Library in the central city in Auckland, New Zealand. (If anyone is interested they are on the top floor that the public is allowed to go to and are usually in the general area between the Sir George Grey collections and the family history sections – usually with display going down the wall from the newspaper reading room, past the family history entrance, and into the general seating area).

Textile Display

“Change/Exchange”

This is the art work I was talking about in my previous post – the one that helped me come up with the idea for this website – that is currently on the ground floor at the Auckland Art Gallery. (It’s currently in the very back room in the main public section of the ground floor). It’s by Christine Heller (1947-) and is called “Change/Exchange” (2008-2016).

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It is a lot bigger than I could in my photos – I had been hoping to take a photo of the whole piece but there were people looking at it so I was only able to take a photo of one end and another one focusing in on the detail of a few of the boxes she made between 2008 and 2016 to give people a very basic idea of what the whole work is like.

It’s made up of boxes she has filled with found things, like feathers, and things she has drawn/created some of which include the found items. It works very well and as I mentioned it does seem to have people spending quite a bit of time closely looking at the individual boxes!

The work helped to inspire the idea of an art based website that looks at things I think are attractive or are interesting/oddly interesting even if they don’t fit in with my idea of “real” or “proper” works of art. Street Art is an easy example of this course, as I’ve already mentioned, but today I saw a display of weaving and wool based art works that also fit into my definition of what I want to look at with this site.