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Monday, July 11, 2005

 

The humble quilt belly dances on the erotic side


Australia's yourguide.com.au features this article about one quilt in a local exhibition that challenges traditional notions of the subject matter of quilts:

It's a little naughty, has already raised a few eyebrows and is about to burst onto the local art scene.

Gilgandra textile artist Tanya Coxsedge's handmade quilt is not exactly the type your grandmother would throw over her lounge, but the textile artwork already has people eager to sneak a peek.

Ms Coxsedge said they'd have to wait until this weekend when the travelling textile exhibition Exotica, presented by arts and culture body Gilgandra Alive, opens in Gilgandra.

Her work Erotica Exotica, featuring a bare-breasted belly dancer, is one of 45 quilts from various quilters and textile artists that will be on display at the Coo-ee Heritage Centre until the end of July.


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