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v. 9 issue 45
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To quote Vicki Hersey, who opened the show, the works are brought together by "a strong sense of texture and sensuality" and of "contemplation". Another beautifully hung show has opened without fanfare in the adjacent gallery. Cloth Culture draws on textile works held in the permanent collections of the Alice Springs Cultural Precinct and makes the most of the large uncluttered gallery to give each work its own viewing space. The Art Foundation's decision to purchase Anna Eggert's Renee, the gown missing its body, sculptured in stainless steel mesh and recently shown in the Alice Prize, has allowed a fortuitous more conceptual dimension to the exhibition. Every piece here is worthy of a long and detailed look, from the dazzling mark-making and colouring of the silks by Aboriginal artists to the subtle patterning of Philomena Hali's Gossamer, which ripples like water in a sunlit pool as you stir the air on approach. Curator Tim Rollason has also taken this opportunity to exhibit the prize-winning creations of the inaugural Wearable Art Awards held at this year's Alice Springs Festival, so if you missed that terrific event, here's your chance to see a sample. Return to Alice Springs News Webpage. http://www.alicespringsnews.com.au/