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by Geoff Jaeger
posted 02/04/2014

Technology translated through traditional craft

Lacebook is an exhibition that sees modern technology translated through the medium of traditional craft practices – the now commonplace, placed in long since common forms. Currently on show at Auburn’s Peacock Gallery, Lacebook features artists from the local Auburn community and greater Western Sydney, presenting new works across a range of crafts including, embroidery, knitting and woodwork.

Leah Haynes from Eastside’s Arts on Monday spoke with Curator Nicole Barakat about the project, who explains: “By bringing together hobbies and interests of different times and contexts, the exhibition aims to present an opportunity for dialogue across generations and cultures and to reflect the diversity of Auburn communities.”

The work on show is a clever reflection of what has come to dominate our modern lives – the signs, symbols and acronyms that have created entirely new cultural references for a generation symbiotically connected to the latest technology has to offer.

Running until 4 May, Lacebook features the work of Liam Benson, Zarina Haffejee, Shirley Jenkins, John Kha, Naomi Oliver, Jacqueline Olivetti, John Maxwell (Regents Park Men’s Shed), Bronwyn Rhodes, Lesley Richman, Michelle Tran and the Auburn West Public School Afghan Parents’ Group.

Located in Auburn’s Botanic Gardens, Peacock Gallery is offering a varied public program of talks and workshops to accompany the exhibition.

iPhone by Lesley Richman

iPhone by Lesley Richman

Details & bookings:



Auburn Botanic Gardens

Cnr Chiswick and Chisholm Roads, Auburn City Council, NSW

22 March – 4 May 2014

Wed – Sun from 12pm-4pm

Free Admission

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