Museum of Brisbane


  • 28 May 2004 — 11 Jul 2004
  • Exhibition now closed

Beth Hatton’s Selection looked at the impact of colonialisation on the Australian landscape.

Selection: Textiles by Beth Hatton

Rugs showing images of extinct and endangered species had been woven from kangaroo skins and wool, reminding us of animals that flourished during European settlement. Farm tools such as hand shears, Tasmanian tiger trap and 19th century kangaroo rifle had been stitched from tussock grass, one of Australia’s most persistent weeds.

The exhibition suggested that all elements of our world are interdependent, as her woven rugs and grass artefacts explored cross-cultural traditions of fibre craft.