The ACT Art Gallery features the work of amateur, emerging and mid-career artists. Exhibitions are selected with a view to providing a balanced program of local, regional and occasionally, international artists, so that the community benefits through the exposure of artwork created both within and outside the community.
AN EXTENDED OUTLOOK: Bettina Matzkuhn – Exhibition
Contemporary Embroidered Textiles
(March 10, 2018-April 21, 2018)
Bettina Matzkuhn’s textile works resonate with her intense interest in geography and mapping. Tall sculptural sets of sails, embroidered with tide runs, pilot charts, and cloud species, acknowledge the importance of observation and shared knowledge in the maritime community. Venturing farther into the elements, she stitches meteorological symbols, analysis charts, and projections of the globe onto two and three-dimensional textiles pieces.
Her work uses the ancient and intriguing craft language of handwork to make compelling statements about the state of our environment.
Garibaldi Art Club