Weavers, wanderers

01 Apr 2017 – 27 Aug 2017
QAG | Gallery 6 Henry & Amanda Bartlett Gallery | Free

Drawn from the South and Southeast Asian art Collections, 'Weavers, wanderers' features vernacular art-forms such as the making of textiles, and investigates how these have inspired and captivated artists and travellers. The exhibition includes textiles from India and Laos, works by Indian artists Jyoti Bhatt and N.N. Rimzon, painting by Lao-Australian artist Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, and a suite of photographs collected in India at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Pakko embroidery quilt, Marvada Meghval Community

Marvada Meghval Community, India / Pakko embroidery quilt 2003 / Quilt: hand embroidered with cotton thread and mirrors on cotton ground / Purchased 2007. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © The artist.

Tala, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn

Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Artist, Laos/Australia b.1971 / Mungsamai Vongpoothorn, Collaborating artist, Laos/Australia b.1941 / Tala 2005 / Synthetic polymer paint on perforated canvas / Triptych / Purchased 2005. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © The artist.