Women’s Word


  • 10am to 2pm, Tuesdays to Sundays
  • Kingborough Community Hub, 7 Goshawk Way, Kingston

40 women from a variety of backgrounds were invited to submit works using the humble tea towel as a starting point.

The exhibition sees painters, ceramicists, jewellery makers, crafters and textile designers pondering what it means to be female or addressing distinctly women’s issues.  They were asked to print, embroider, embellish, deconstruct, repurpose or otherwise reconsider the ubiquitous, practical cloth.

Celebrate or subvert? Refurbish or reject?  Craft or art? High or low? Love or loathe drying dishes, there is no denying that the tea towel itself has made somewhat of a resurgence as a design icon. Where else can it go?

Exhibiting artists include Tara Badcock, Sophie Carnell, Janine Combes, Dee Taylor-Graham, Shauna Mayben, Penny Ruthberg, Lois Bury, Belinda Hall, Margaret Vandenberg, Tanya Maxwell, Diane Allison and many more!