21 August – 8 September 2007: Martine Peters – tracking

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Gallery 3

In 2006, textile artist Martine Peters was an artist in residence at the Arthur Boyd Studio in Bundanon. It was in this rich landscape setting that she developed her body of work tracking.

tracking is evidence of a deep relationship between the artist and the earth. Peters has drawn upon the organic shapes, rich colours and surface markings of the landscape. Surface tracks and furrowed scars are intricately woven into tactile fabrics that hang softly from the ceiling.

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The slow and deliberate process of weaving cloth is akin to the meandered walkings of the artist in the Bundanon landscape. Just as the wanderer and settler shapes the landscape, the landscape is etched into the viewer. The result is a shifting cascade of cloth lifted from the surface of the earth and draped in gallery 3.

Martine Peters has traveled to New Zealand on several occasions to study under a master weaver. She has exhibited her textile work extensively in the ACT. This is her first exhibition in Melbourne.

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