Wanneroo exhibitions Narrative Threads and Homespun stitched together


Narrative Threads curator and exhibitor Wendy Lugg. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Narrative Threads curator and exhibitor Wendy Lugg. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

AN exhibition opening in Wanneroo this weekend will thread together collectors, migrants and explorers of everyday life and domestic traditions.

Narrative Threads at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre will explore place, history and identity through textiles, jewellery, installation art and photography, as well as artefacts and tools.

The exhibition will feature work by textile artist Wendy Lugg and invited artists Helena Bogucki, Trish Little, Elisa Markes-Young and Janie Matthews.

Museum staff setting up the Homespun exhibition. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

The themes explored by the artists closely align with the history of Wanneroo, with elements of migration, maintaining cultural and domestic traditions, adjusting to new landscapes and creatively using and repurposing available resources.

Another showcase, Homespun: The Fabric of Family, will run concurrently in the conference room, weaving significant stories and objects from Wanneroo’s past.

It looks at the history of sewing, from wedding dresses and christening gowns, to antique sewing machines and retro paper patterns.

Museum staff setting up the Homespun exhibition. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

Both free exhibitions are on display from June 30 to August 11 at 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo and open between 10am and 4pm on Mondays to Saturdays.

As part of the exhibitions, the City will run ‘A stitch in time’, a series of free workshops, meet-the-curator sessions and children’s activities.

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