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Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia Exhibition: on tour from Gdynia City Museum, Poland

During April the Gympie Bone Museum is proud to bring you 36 exquisite works of fibre art from the Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia Exhibition featuring pieces by artists from Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Maria WOJCIECHOWSKA- ZALEWSKA Poland Lacework Series II Object 07
Maria WOJCIECHOWSKA- ZALEWSKA Poland Lacework Series II Object 07 2016 own technique, cotton, polyester,

Launched in 1993 in Gdynia, Poland

the Baltic Mini Textile exhibition is one of Europe’s leading reviews of textile miniatures. The juried event is held every three years featuring artists from all over the globe at the Muzeum Miasta Gydni.

The Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia exhibition showcases the ingenuity of textile artists as they experiment with scale and push the boundaries of accepted traditional textile materials. The creative solutions reveal the exciting possibilities of the miniature genre.

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Michelle ANDREWS Australia Echidna 2016 tesselated origamicardboard paper

20cm x 20cm x 20cm textile miniatures

The remarkable characteristics of the 20cm x 20cm x 20cm textile miniatures are significant for their close ties with the latest trends in contemporary art. The artists are given strict size restrictions while being left with a freedom of choice of topic, material and technique; the resulting miniatures serve as veritable laboratories illuminating the new possibilities presented by artistic textiles.

Many of the works bring to mind the colours, textures and patterns from the natural world. There is also a strong sense of biomimicry in the pieces. Displayed among the rest of the bone museum collection they are sure to delight and surprise as well as generate some interesting conversations.

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Marite LEIMANE Latvia Flamingo March 2017 2019 own technique, cotton, linen

Neighbour day event April 9

On Saturday April 9 we’ll be hosting a free neighbour day event that will be a come and try day held in conjunction with local fibre arts and crafts groups.

Anyone interested in trying their hand at spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet or any kind of textile art is welcome to come and join in, especially if you are one of our recent new residents looking to meet some new neighbours and have some fun. We’re looking forward to seeing what the exhibition inspires you to create.

Warwick Art Gallery was one of the venues selected to receive the first tour of the Baltic Miniatures in 2013. Gallery Director Karina Devine says, “I am thrilled to demonstrate to other small to medium galleries that big dreams are possible even if you are a small organisation in regional Australia”. Gympie Bone Museum, our regions newest little museum, is excited to be taking part in the tour.

None of this would be possible without the generous support of our sponsors Little Shop For Yarners and Gympie Regional Council.

For more information including booking group tours of the exhibition please contact us via our website gympiebonemuseum.org.au

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Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia Exhibition: on tour