An exhibition of textiles developed through a creative collaboration between Indigenous poet, artist and activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker) and Melbourne designers Ivana and Robert Perkins. In 1978 Kimpton Fabrics commissioned Ivana Perkins to develop a range of designs for bedding fabrics. She approached Noonuncal who created patterns based on the natural environment of North Stradbroke Island. The resulting textiles with their simplicity of form have a universal appeal.
REDLAND ART GALLERY, CLEVELAND
SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER 2014 –
SUNDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2015
6pm Friday 13 December 2013
12 noon Sunday 15 December 2013
Image: Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), Ivana Perkins and Robert Perkins, Oyster beds (detail) 1980, Printed polyester cotton fabric. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Gift of Ivana and Robert Perkins, 2012. Courtesy of the artists. Photography by Carl Warner.