Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Portraits of a Tea Cosy, 7 April - 14 May 2015


Maryanne Noonan and Marg Lanne attended the opening of the exhibition with their own special tea cosies.
Portraits of a Tea Cosy exhibition consists of photographs, audio stories and knitted objects d’art created by Loani Prior that were inspired during a series of story gatherings and workshops held during 2012.

Loani Prior and Mark Crocker at the exhibition opening.
Loani Prior created each of the tea cosies in the exhibition, which also features portraits by Mark Crocker of people who attended the tea cosy workshops in 2012 to show their tea cosies and share their stories.

A travelling exhibition developed by Warwick Art Gallery and toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland, the project is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments and by Arts Queensland in the Department of Science, Information, Technology, Innovation and the Arts and, by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

After the exhibition ends in Melbourne, it will be heading off to Bribie Island Seaside Museum, Bribie Island, Queensland for its last showing.

The exhibition is at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria Gallery, 239 A'Beckett St, Melbourne from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday, from 7 April to 14 May 2015.

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