Updated: Apr 15, 2020
Collaborative Exhibition at Incinerator Gallery.
Late last year Second Stitch was asked to take part in 'Hospitality', an exhibition being held at Incinerator Gallery in Melbourne's Moonee Ponds. Our piece, a large hand sewn table cloth, was a collaborative work created by the students from our Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production course.
The students were each asked to make a 'dinner plate' featuring a meal common to their home life and culture. These plates were created using scrap fabrics, paints, and yarns, and took on both two dimensional and three dimensional forms. The dinner plates were stitched onto a 11 metre long table cloth, which had been hand screen printed to resemble a checked picnic blanket, the centrepiece of the space.
"Exploring local culinary specialties, food producers and social enterprises this exhibition highlights our cultural ties to food and its role in creating shared values and a sense of belonging."
'Hospitality' held a closing feast on the 11th of January hosted by artist Lauren Snowden, where participants were asked to share a meal and a conversation around the table. You can find out more about the exhibition and Incinerator Gallery here.
Photos by Jorge de Arujo, courtesy of Incinerator Gallery.