Out of Africa: An Exhibition of Wax Cloth Quilts by Alan Tremain
5-16 August 2016: open wed-fri 11-4/Sun 10-4
Art Studios Co-operative, 391 Mann Street, North Gosford
Out of Africa is an exhibition of dramatic and original quilts made using and inspired by African Wax Cloth. This is the first solo exhibition by Alan Tremain since suffering a stroke in August 2013.
African wax cloth is well known for its highly stylised and innovative bold and colourful design with very graphic images. One of the most popular wax cloth print themes has historically been the use of political images and campaign slogans. These fabrics have been widely embraced by couture fashion houses in both Europe and USA.
Also on display at the Out of Africa exhibition will be a quilt by an unknown African quilter. This quilt, which has miraculously survived since 1944, features on the whole‐cloth quilt backing, a print celebrating the election of William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman (later to become known as ‘The Father of Liberia’) as the 19th President of Liberia. This quilt has resided in Africa, England, USA and now forms part of Alan’s private quilt collection of significant quilts.
Other quilts on display celebrate the election and birthday of Barrack Obama and one based on a Zairean fable, ‘The Tortoise, The Elephant and The Hippopotamus’.
Out of Africa will be opened at 2.30pm on Saturday 8th August by international quilt artist Judy Hooworth and introduced by the Quilt Study Group of Australia’s Convenor Karen Fail.
For further information contact: Alan Tremain / Oz Quilt Design / firstname.lastname@example.org / 0418 273 940 / PO Box 9235 Wyoming NSW 2250