|3 April , 1997|
Between 16 April and 1 June 1997, the Robert McDougall Art Gallery welcomes the work of 20 top embroiderers from New Zealand and the United States in a nationally-touring exhibition representing the best textile artists in both countries.
Organized by the Otago Embroiderers Guild, the works for the exhibition were selected by American writer and curator, Barbara Lee Smith. In selecting ten works from leading American artists and ten from New Zealand artists, Smith looked for works which reflected the variety of approaches to textile art, while at the same time displaying a celebration of the lands and people in their respective countries.
Stitch is intermingled with a variety of other media in this exhibition. Each piece displays an individual and lively expression, some telling stories whilst others suggest a moment in time. The works in U.S. & Us are engaging, witty and feature strong drawing, design and graphic skills as well as the exquisite use of thread. This exhibition will continue at the McDougall until 1 June, 1997.
The Robert McDougall Art Gallery is Christchurchs public art gallery which features regularly changing exhibitions of international and New Zealand historical and contemporary art. The McDougall Art Annex is one of New Zealands leading contemporary art venues. The Robert McDougall Art Gallery is located in the Botanic Gardens, behind Canterbury Museum. The McDougall Art Annex is situated across the road in the Arts Centre, Worcester Boulevard. Hours at both galleries are open daily from 10 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. Free guided tours are available daily from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and admission is free.
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