Resident's Gallery

Residents Gallery, November 23rd - 15th Jan, 2017

New Textile Work

Susan Wirth

My work often explores the connection to family and culture through our relationship to materials handed down and passed on through generations.

I view each blanket not just as a formal object, aesthetically modernist in composition and design but as a cultural relic, embedded with a sense of belonging and connection to family.

Guided by the internal logic of warp and weft, the geometric horizontal and vertical colour structures of each blanket, I use a method of drawing and cutting to create new patterns and rhythms. They become reconfigured maps of unknown destinations, interrupted signals and new forms in space to enter, view and orbit.

Susan Wirth