“Women’s Work” Oral History Project Videos Now Available
“Women’s Work” was an exhibition and oral history project that explored the relationship between contemporary fiber art and its roots in domesticity and gender-specific roles completed by Brenau Galleries in Summer 2014. Over 30 contemporary Georgia fiber artists from all over the state were represented in the show.
The exhibition and accompanying oral history project allowed artists to explore the relationship they have to fiber art and the techniques which in the past have been considered “Women’s Work.” Almost all of these artists learned the crafts of their trade, sewing, knitting, quilting, etc., from a female family member who was passing down this knowledge as a matter of domestic necessity. All of the artists in Women’s Work have transformed this skills-based beginning into pieces of enormous complexity and meaning.
This project was supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.
To view the oral histories of “Women’s Work” artists, visit the “Women’s Work” vimeo channel– http://vimeo.com/channels/womenswork/102246552.