Date(s) - 17/07/2019 - 04/08/2019
The ‘Garden of Eden’ is a group exhibition and is part of the 19th European Network Textile Conference being held in Haslach, Austria this year and includes the work of Irish artist Mary Lee Murphy.
Mary Lee Murphy’s focus has always been the landscape and her most immediate environment- the garden. She is concerned with exploring the medium of wax resist and dye on different fabrics. She constantly moves between drawing and painting, gilding and textile work. The textile piece that has been selected for this group exhibition ‘The Garden of Eden’, evolved from several drawings of the Magnolia tree in her garden in autumn. It is highly detailed and patterned using the fine tjanting tool on silk and cotton, two fabrics that the artist has pieced together using thread and needle, resulting in a delicate, partially transparent textile, 1.3462 metres wide x 2.3662 metres high.
“The selected works are very different in terms of the techniques and materials used and deal with the “Garden of Eden” in very different ways, resulting in a diverse view of the subject. In addition to the juried works, some well-known artists were personally invited to participate in the exhibition. The exhibition will open up a broad overview of current trends in the field of contemporary textile art and will present a total of 90 works by artists from 34 nations.”
“A visit to the exhibition will be worthwhile because of its special location: Neuhaus castle is an impressive building high above the Danube. The narrow, four-storey section of the building from the Gothic period, fascinates with its atmospheric rooms, and not least because of its unique location overlooking the meandering Danube and the foothills of the Mühlviertel, a place that enchants and lets time stand still.” (Press Release Textile Kultur Haslach)
Opening Hours: 10.30-1pm – 4.30.-7pm
Tues to Sunday