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Garden of Memories, curated by Giles Peterson, brings together heirloom and contemporary Pacific quilts from Peterson’s collection and uses these precious objects as the starting point for exploring contemporary craft and object-making by extending this traditional form into creative interpretations and new works by artists from across Asia and the Pacific.
Six quilts from Aotearoa and the Pacific are at the centre of the exhibition and the complimenting publication. Peterson’s personal connection to each quilt is explored through narratives, along with the idea of quilts as domestic objects, transmitters of knowledge, status items, items for comfort and survival and works of art.
Garden of Memories features work by Shona Pitt, Sheena Tavairanga, Lisa Reihana, Vea Mafile’o, Reina Sutton, Lina Pavaha Marsh, and Ken Khun.
The legacy of this project is extended through the exhibition publication, developed in association with Rim Books. The publication includes profiles on each of the artists involved, high quality documentation of all components of the exhibition and extended narratives by Peterson related to each quilt.
Publication RRP $40 + postage costs included here of $10