Newcastle artist Margaret Adams has created a highly evocative series of small works that reflect her personal memories over 30 years for her second exhibition at Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles Gallery.
The Musings exhibition, which features complex works using materials that reflect significant and meaningful events in her life, opens this month.
“I have collected memorabilia – maps and tickets from my past meanderings as a 20-year old hitching around Europe, letters home, as well as documents from my father’s collection of receipts and papers,” Adams said.
While the items themselves are relatively commonplace, it is Adams’ placement of one element against another that elevates the works into complex constructions.
“I’m interested in words and have read and written most of my life,” she said.
Musings will run from August 16 to September 10, with an opening by Wilma Simmons on August 17.
For exhibition details, visit www.timelesstextiles.com.au.