Machines & Makers

National Exhibition Register

  • Of Mice and Hems
    Tee Ken Ng Of Mice and Hems, 2016
    Medium
    Singer sewing machine 1955, digital projector, looped animation
    Image Credit
    Image courtesy Tee Ken Ng

About the exhibition

Machines & Makers: displaying a healthy obsession for sewing machines captures the extraordinary history of a disruptive technology from the 19th Century that changed the world. The exhibition takes us through the magic of creating stitch, texture and beauty, and reflects on the disposable clothing culture of the 21st Century.

The proposition for this exhibition was to invite a response from twelve artists, each coming from a widely different skill sets and talent base, but each of them bringing a high level of intelligent thought to the invention and what that machine meant in terms of economic, political and social change within households from the 1850's to the present day. 

The artist's various approaches can be broadly grouped into three areas of investigation - the political, social and economic differences made by the inventions, many of which are seen through the lens of memory. 

"The exhibition is a reflection on the ingenuity that enabled the invention of the sewing machine, and what that technology meant for society and the wider world.” - Mundaring Arts Centre

Artists and Curator

Curator
Jude van der Merwe
Artists

Nalda Searles, Eva Fernandez, Angela McHarrie, Geoffrey Drake Brockman, Susie Vickery, Carol Lowry, Paul Caporn, Mikaela Castledine, Judith Forrest, Stuart Elliott, Linda van der Merwe, Tee Ken Ng 

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/09/2017 - 01/03/2020
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
WA
Organised by
ART ON THE MOVE
Price
Contact to discuss
Web Site
http://www.artonthemove.com.au/exhibitions/current_exhibitions/machines_and_makers/
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Digital Catalogue, Education Kit, Exhibition Tour Manual, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Invitations or Invitation Template, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities
Primary contact
Olivia Nichols
Position
Exhibitions Touring Officer
Organisation
ART ON THE MOVE
Phone
(08) 9249 3479
E-mail
exhibitions@artonthemove.com.au
Secondary contact
Kim Jameson
Phone
0419 193 605
E-mail
director@artonthemove.com.au
Acknowledgement
An ART ON THE MOVE touring exhibition. ART ON THE MOVE is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.