Garden of Memories

Garden of Memories: Extending quilt making traditions from around the Pacific Rim
Giles Peterson with Shona Pitt, Sheena Tavairanga, Lisa Reihana, Vea Mafile’o, Reina Sutton, Lina Pavaha Marsh, and Ken Khun.

Garden of Memories, curated by Giles Peterson, brings together heirloom and contemporary Pacific quilts from Peterson’s collection and uses these precious objects as the starting point for exploring contemporary craft and object-making by extending this traditional form into creative interpretations and new works by artists from across Asia and the Pacific.

Six quilts from Aotearoa and the Pacific are at the centre of the exhibition and this complementing publication.  Peterson’s personal connection to each quilt is explored through narratives, along with the idea of quilts as domestic objects, transmitters of knowledge, status objects, items for comfort, survival and as works of art.

Garden of Memories features work by Shona Pitt, Sheena Tavairanga, Lisa Reihana, Vea Mafile’o, Reina Sutton, Lina Pavaha Marsh, and Ken Khun.

The legacy of this project is extended through this exhibition catalogue, developed with Uxbridge Malcolm Smith Gallery in Howick, Auckland.  The publication includes profiles on each of the artists involved, high-quality documentation of all components of the exhibition and extended narratives by Peterson related to each quilt.

34pp, softcover, Singer sewn binding, A3 portrait

ISBN 978-0-9951184-0-9

RRP $40 inc. GST

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Photo by Zoe Hoeberigs

Lisa Reihana, Te Wao o Tane (detail 1995), Cotton, velvet, feathers, satin, braid, 2785 x 1700mm
Collection of Sylvia Dann, Courtesy of the artist

Sheena Taivairanga, Ta’okota’i, Autumn Winter 2016 capsule collection, Dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist