Outback Memory Patchwork (Blackall-Tambo Drive with Margot & Lorelei) - October 2016, Blackall Cutural Centre, Blackall QLD; 2017 Iconic QLD QRAA Touring Exhibition (various locations in QLD)
This work is a nod to the community of ‘can-do’ individuals of Blackall, and the vastness of the environment they find themselves in. Just like the country which inspired the work – timeless, endless and awe-inspiring – there is no horizon line or point of reference, each small piece forming part of a greater whole. Held together by deceptively strong threads, stitched in homage to the local women – the quilters, the fabric sewers, the craft makers, and the family menders – the work pays homage to the patchwork of the female characters that form the fabric of and are the backbone of all small outback communities. These strong, honest, funny and generous women are my 'Iconic Queensland'.
Images: Michael Marzik