Setbacks - Shattered Dreams

Setbacks - Shattered Dreams (Drought)

We all carry with us images and dreams of the way we would like things to be. But we face a great difficulty in this country - that is, attempting to superimpose these European dreams of 'a green and pleasant land' on to the driest continent on earth.

In six strikingly graphic installations - Bushfire, Flood, Drought, Prickly Pear, Rabbits and Renewal - we abruptly confront the dramatic effect of the Australian climate on early and recent settlers in both country and city.

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Prickly Pear      Bunny Rug      Bushfire

The Exhibition:
Six strikingly graphic, wall-hung installations 'quilt' and perspex box containing combinations of fabric fragments, historical photographs, poetry, prose and related artifacts.

Dimensions:
Quilt - 170cm x 120cm (66” x 48”)
Boxes - 71cm x 52cm x 4cm (25” x 21” x 1.5”)

Materials:
Painted cotton, synthetic fabric, hand & machine stitched, and rabbit skins

Size: 18 - 20 running metres

Crated weight: 115 kilograms


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Prickly Pear - detail      Flood - detail      Bushfire - detail

Comes with:
DVD - a creative exploration of the artist’s environment providing insights into the making of this and previous touring exhibitions. 22 minutes duration

Banner (x 2) - measuring 235cm x 90cm

Education Pack for Primary & Secondary students

Laminated Explanatory notes & labels

Condition Report Manual

Media Release & Photo

Detailed hanging instructions

2 day Workshop for artists and fabric enthusiasts (extra)

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In Praise of Australian Women Men At Work Setbacks - Shattered Dreams Aprons Washing Well Preserved Line Rise Dennis
IN PRAISE OF AUSTRALIAN WOMEN MEN AT WORK SETBACKS - SHATTERED DREAMS APRONS WASHING WELL PRESERVED LINE OF BLOOD RISE - COOKING
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THE ADORABLE
MRS DENNIS