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07 September 1986 —
08 October 1986

Malcolm Harrison:
Fabric Sandwich

Malcolm Harrison, Homage a Rousseau, 1980. Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, Homage a Rousseau, 1980 (detail). Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, Fabric Sandwich, 1986.
Malcolm Harrison, Elgar
Malcolm Harrison, Elgar
Malcolm Harrison, Bonjour Monsieur Rousseau, 1980. Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, Bonjour Monsieur Rousseau, 1980 (detail). Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, Flight, 1980. Curtains, cotton applique, velvet.
Malcolm Harrison, Flight, 1980 (detail). Curtains, cotton applique, velvet.
Malcolm Harrison, British Pluck (Knee Rug), 1982 (detail). Italian wool.
Malcolm Harrison, Burton Brothers (Knee Rug), 1983 (detail). Italian wool.
Malcolm Harrison, Burton Brothers (Knee Rug), 1983 (detail). Italian wool.
Malcolm Harrison, Dark & Light (middle left), 1985. Cotton. Blustering Winds Across Tolaga Bay (middle right), 1985. Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, Indian Summer, 1981. Embroidered Italian wool.
Malcolm Harrison, Jonathan
Malcolm Harrison, Lady Harwarden
Malcolm Harrison, Manaia Evening, 1981. Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, Mysterium Magnum, 1981. Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, Night Chant, 1980. Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, Now Are Fallen Stars, 1981. Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, Now Are Fallen Stars, 1981 (detail). Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, Snow On The Pawpaw Tree, 1986. Chintz, bronze, feathers.
Malcolm Harrison, Snow On The Pawpaw Tree, 1986 (detail). Chintz, bronze, feathers.
Malcolm Harrison, The Burning Stars Passage Through Nocturnal Silence, 1986. Chintz, moire, shell, feathers.
Malcolm Harrison, The Conjuror, 1981. Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, The Conjuror, 1981 (detail). Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, The Featherston Family Spread, 1980-82 (detail). Velvet, cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, The Featherston Family Spread, 1980-82 (detail). Velvet, cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, The Gigolo, 1981. Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, The Gigolo, 1981 (detail). Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, Ties Tired (Knee Rug), 1985. Synthetic silk.
Malcolm Harrison, The Torn Dress, 1982 (detail). Cotton, embroidery.
Malcolm Harrison, Unmade Bed, 1980. Cotton, lace, felt, locknit.
Malcolm Harrison, Untitled, 1985. Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, Untitled, 1985 (detail). Cotton.
Malcolm Harrison, Unmade Bed, 1979 (detail). Cotton.

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This exhibition incorporates curtains, wall hangings, knee rugs and quilts, numbering up to twenty works, dating from 1980 to the present. Some of the works are for sale.

Harrison challenges the preconceived conceptions of quiltmaking but still works within the traditions. Recently he has moved beyond the used of cotton, replacing it with manmade elements. His subject matter includes such titles as ‘Man with Kite’, ‘Lady Harwarden Room 1’, and ‘The Burton Brothers’, to more traditional images or patterns. 

Ephemera

Malcolm Harrison: Fabric Sandwich, 1986, exhibition card

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