Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Malcolm Harrison, a Kiwi Textile Bloke

His is a name I come across again and again but I hadn't Googled him until today. I can't help thinking, without taking anything away from what he achieved, would he have been singled out as a Textile Guy had he been a Textile Lady?

Here are just a sample of links I found:

www.textiles.org.nz/profiles


Gallery, Janne Land (There are two pages - click on each thumbnail to enlarge.)

Accolade in the Big Idea, 2004

His obit from Dowse, 2007

With all the emphasis on pictorial textile art and surface designs, the rebel in me is now contemplating handweaving reduced to the very bare minimum and daring selectors to include it in a conceptual textile art exhibition. But then is that me?

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