Major exhibition makes the meaning of home

Published on 27 June 2019

Memories, emotions and connections around the notion of home have inspired stunning textile artworks in a major City of Melton exhibition.

From a portrait ‘painted’ with wool to installations spilling across the floor, 14 skilled makers and artists have weaved, crocheted and embroidered their interpretations of where they come from, and what home means to them.

Melton City Council Mayor Cr Bob Turner said the Home exhibition would be an exclusive first look at some striking pieces.

“This is an impressive showcase of some never before seen textile artworks which I’m sure will attract many visitors,” Cr Turner said.

“One of the special things about this exhibition is that it can speak to us all. The artworks celebrate belonging, urban life, family, community and everything in between.

“To imagine and create these fascinating and intricate works is a huge credit to the talent and patience of the artists.”

The Home exhibition is the result of a two-year cultural development program, Home Sewn: Makers of Melton supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

It brings together a range of contemporary and traditional textile art techniques. Visitors will see skilfully crafted three-dimensional installations alongside equally impressive traditional wall hanging artworks.

The exhibiting artists are all from the west and many took part in artist in residence workshops that aimed to build artistic skills and creative collaboration in the community.

Emerging artists and makers will display works alongside those by leading contemporary artists such as Chaco Kato.

Home will be presented across the City of Melton’s two exhibition venues, CS Gallery in Caroline Springs and Melton Library and Learning Hub.

The exhibition opens tomorrow, Friday 28 June and will run until 11 August.

Home. An exhibition of textile arts

Date:               28 June – 11 August 2019
Time:              During library opening hours
Location:        CS Gallery and Melton Library and Learning Hub
Cost:               Free

Alongside the Home exhibition, a number of FREE events will be held across the City.