Artist Catherine Fitz-Gerald, in a colourful geometric patterned coat, stands smiling in front of her large painting of enormous apricots on beaded white lace.
A dark-haired woman, wearing glasses, smiles. Artist Catherine Fitz-Gerald playfully poses in front of swathes of multi-coloured fabrics, a strip of red-on-black ribbon lace wound around her neck. To the right, on an angle, is her painting of a magenta flower on ruby red silk adorned with traceries of red cornelli work.
A close-up image of my mother's hands sorting through an old tin of jewel-toned silk embroidery threads, her 91-year-old face reflected dimly in the lid.

If Fabrics Could Speak...

If fabrics could speak, what stories would they tell? 

Explore an audio-described exhibition of artworks by Catherine Fitz-Gerald, inspired by our community's memories of fabrics. 

Through this inclusive project, 30 diverse voices aged from 6 to 91, share the memories bound within the weft and warp of their fabrics through digital story-telling and a series of still-life images; memories of making, culture, family, learning, celebration and loss. 

Free artist-led experiences are presented every Saturday between 11am-12pm, followed by chat time between 12pm-1pm. 

17 Feb – Informal ‘meet the artist’

24 Feb – Sensory Tour with audio description 

2 Mar – Auslan interpreted artist talk 

9 Mar – Artist talk: Community stories 

16 Mar – Artist talk: Memories of my mother

Audio descriptions of artworks are independently accessible by tactile QR codes, so please bring your phone. Relaxed meet the artist every Fringe Saturday at 12am-1pm Free experiences include Sensory Tour and Auslan Interpreted Talk.

Visual Arts and Design • Exhibition
South Australia • World Premiere

Fri, 16 Feb - Sat, 30 Mar

120 min to 7 hr 30 min

The Gallery at St Peters Town Hall Complex



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