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The Body Beneath

10 Oct 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
Members of Gallery 54, Jo Fife and Jean McArthur have come together for an exhibition of textile and print. The Body Beneath relates to reshaping, concealing and comfort through past fashion.

GALLERY 54 EXHIBITION ROOM

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Introduce:
"The Body Beneath"
by Jean McArthur and Jo Fife

Members of Gallery 54, Jo Fife and Jean McArthur have come together for an exhibition of textile and print. The Body Beneath relates to reshaping, concealing and comfort through past fashion.
 
Over many centuries and throughout cultures women have sculpted their figures to change the
appearance and seamless beauty of their bodies. Jo Fife has deconstructed then reconstructed body shaping undergarments, applied hand and machine stitch to the surface of a fabric that holds the memories of the pain and beauty of women.
 
Jean McArthur has used gloves from another era that may have protected perfectly manicured hands or hidden careworn fingers, broken nails and stains of constant domestic activities. Jean has also made prints and embellished with stitches, singlets worn by farm workers.
 
This exhibition brings together two talented and imaginative artists who examine with a touch of humour what lies beneath. Visitors to the gallery in Penola can view the exhibition from Saturday 10th October until Friday 30th November 2020, Thursday to Sunday between 10.00am and 3.00pm.
 
 The gallery will continue to offer new and experimental work as we navigate through these difficult times. Please contact the "CONTACT US" page with any enquries you may have for Gallery 54.



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