The Gentle Arts

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery is thrilled to present the Port Pire Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia Inc. in The Gentle Arts

Launching Friday 26th May 5.30pm

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery

3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie

The Gentle Arts is an embroidery exhibition that celebrates the historical significance, technical mastery, and cultural narratives embedded within embroidery. The exhibition showcases a diverse range of styles, techniques, and cultural contexts, highlighting the continuity and evolution of embroidery as both a functional craft and a fine art. By presenting traditional and contemporary works, the exhibition explores the versatility and innovation within the art form. The display aims to foster appreciation, engagement, and deeper understanding among visitors. Overall, the exhibition aims to showcase embroidery as a vibrant and relevant medium that combines tradition with contemporary approaches.

In addition, the exhibition explores the therapeutic qualities of embroidery and its impact on wellbeing. Through themes such as mindful stitching, narrative embroidery, embodied healing, and community and connection, the exhibition also showcases the calming, expressive, and healing aspects of the craft. By creating an immersive and contemplative space, the exhibition invites visitors to engage with embroidery as a means of self-care and personal growth, fostering a deeper understanding of the profound connections between art, craft, and wellbeing.

We look forward to hosting you.

Bookings are essential RSVP Eventbrite

Image Courtesy Port Pire Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia Inc.