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Wagga Wagga Art Gallery | Glenda Mackay

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery will be showing Rutherglen-based artist Glenda Mackay’s first regional solo exhibition, Home, Land, Security from 1 – 10 March.

Inspired by the history of the Wagga quilt and the domestic culture it represents, Glenda has created a series of quilts made from old wool army blankets and recycled fabrics that hold personal value to her family.

The works contemplate our connection to the land, and reflect our definitions of home and security. Glenda’s intention is to present works that illustrate home as a physical place, as well as an emotional state. The concept of home and land in this context illustrates an inclusive and secure environment. By contrast, Homeland Security brings a new set of connotations, isolating, unwelcoming and far from secure. Exploring these ideas, Glenda’s quilts present various guises – the metaphor for home, land and security.

Home, Land, Security is on display in the E3 art space from Friday 1 March to Sunday 10 March 2019. The exhibition will be included in the Gallery’s global event on Friday 8 March from 6.30pm – 8pm, celebrating International Women’s Day.

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Image credit: Glenda Mackay, Quilt #4 (detail), 2016, sheet metal assemblage on plywood. Photo courtesy of the artist.