About the project

The map project was conceived by Istra Toner, glass artist and painter, together with groups of artists from several different countries. The project is a response to our desire to describe visually our experience of the place we call our home. The challenge was to create collaborative maps using textiles as the material of choice. The first exhibition of the project was in Spring 2014; the maps have since travelled to participating partner countries.

For more information about the various groups and individual artists please visit the pages for the participating countries.

Monday, 3 August 2015

The map project launch in Australia

Broome, Western Australia - 27 July 2015

In the middle of a tropical paradise with pristine beaches, heat & red desert landscapes the map project was launched in Australia.

This space was specifically chosen to launch this exhibition to absorb the spirit of the land before travelling to more populated areas throughout Australia. Broome has a rich history of art with the local Yawru people's "dreaming" and influences of the colours of the desert, the turquoise of the ocean and extraordinary wildlife. Broome is the breeding ground for whales, sea turtles and dugongs, home to salt water crocodiles, dingoes and snakes. At night a million stars carpet the sky above, a map of the universe, and so the dreaming begins.

A thriving art, music and theatre society with many multi cultural influences from pearl diving, mining and tourism. It is the sort of place that many people visit and some never leave. A perfect place for art and spirit to come together.

For more information  about the Australian group please see here.

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