Macarthur Textile Network: Connections

Macarthur Textile Network, 'Connections', 2023. Installation view, dimensions variable. Photo: Silversalt Photography.

Saturday 8 July – Sunday 13 August 2023

‘Macarthur Textile Network: Connections’ presents newly completed work by the Macarthur Textile Network Inc. The group states that the exhibition explores the notion that “connections to community, environment and events shape who we are, how we think and what we believe. These connections affect our thoughts, emotions, behaviours and inspire artistic creativity.”

In addition to highlighting the diverse individual practices of the artists, ‘Connections’ also presents a large-scale collaborative work initiated by the group following a series of workshops in 2022.

Macarthur Textile Network set out with the aim to connect artists working with textiles and fibres in the Macarthur area, foster and develop fibre arts in the community, and promote cooperation between textile artists. The Network, who meet on the first Saturday of each month, host lectures, discussions, exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and community.

Artist Talks | Each Wednesday, 11am
Join Macarthur Textile Network artists at 11am each Wednesday during the exhibition for free gallery floor talks. No bookings required.

Guest Speaker: Sharon Peoples | Saturday 5 August 2023, 2pm
Hear from respected and innovative textile artist Sharon Peoples who will discuss her artistic practice. Sharon has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work has been collected by both national and state institutions. Within her practice, Sharon explores many forms of gardens, both real and imagined. The fragility of both the environment and the human condition are reflected in her hand and machine embroidery. Free, no bookings required.