“Pliable Planes: Expanded Textiles & Fibre Practices’ is a major exhibition drawing together…the work of contemporary practitioners experimenting with the boundaries of materiality, spatial fluidity, and process.”
“Exhibiting artists reflect on the use of textiles to chart social and cultural change, responding to historical modes of production and representation, and underlying histories of domesticity and women’s labour. Works seamlessly incorporate traditional textile approaches including weaving, embroidery, knitting, and sewing while exploring broader conceptual and aesthetic possibilities. Through expanded painting, assemblage, performative gesture, sound, video and installation, ‘Pliable Planes’ presents contemporary Australian textiles and fibre art in expansive and plural forms, altering perceptions of materials, form and function.”
— UNSW Galleries website
Image: Janet Fieldhouse, portrait.