Two new exhibitions at the Noosa Regional Gallery are A Life in Patches and Davida Allen: The Autobiography of Vicki Myers.
A Life in Patches features 29 handmade patchwork quilts from the 55 quilters who make up the Wallace House Quilters. It is an exhibition about lives lived in the company of stitching, with each patchwork quilt being a celebration of life.
The group formed in 1984 and has met weekly ever since. The exhibition tells the stories of the personalities behind each piece, and includes portraits and narratives about the women who have laboured over the exquisite works.
The gallery will exhibit works by acclaimed Queensland artist Davida Allen in parallel with A Life in Patches. The exhibition features 14 original lithographs and 10 original etchings from Allen’s 1991 novel, a semi-autobiographical The Autobiography of Vicki Myers: Close to the Bone.
The book and exhibition of the same name tell the story of a woman’s struggle to balance her artistic passions with the daily demands of domestic responsibility and caring for children.
The Autobiography of Vicki Myers: Close to the Bone exhibition is on loan from the John and Lyn McCrea Collection.
Entry to the gallery is free - open Tuesday to Friday from 10am-4pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm.
Image: Margaret Johnston with one of the patchwork quilts. Photo by Mark Crocker.