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Dark D'oyley

DARK D'OYLEY

Accession ID:

2005.2

Name:

Dark D'oyley

Category:

Item

Type:

ArtWork

Maker:

Liz Williamson

Date:

2004

Description

''Dark D’oyley' is from a series titled 'Domestic Damask' which references the layers of time embedded in domestic linens and textiles; time, skill and ritual involved in their making, embroidering, embellishment, storage, caring, use, cleaning, preparation, pressing and repair. Marks, stains, patches, repairs, stitches and darns transform the original; overwhelming patterns to create another. Domestic textiles from historical collections and my family home are re-interpreted in damask weave structures with contemporary Jacquard technologies. 'Dark D’oyley' depicts a small d’oyley stored in a box of 'darning' at the Tumbarumba Women’s Hut Museum in southern NSW. Surrounded by lace and embroidery, the central repair dominates the small household textile although not recorded in the accompanying documentation. Love, care, skill, patience and time are all recorded in both the making and repair.' FROM Liz Williamson in the Catalogue of a 'matter of time - Sixteenth Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial', 2004. See link below for more information.


History

National Textile Collection, Tamworth Regional Gallery.


Significance

Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist with the help of Tamworth Regional Gallery Friends.


Associated Subjects