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, 10 July 2017

The Map Project in Australia at Timeless Textiles in Newcastle

July 2017 - Two maps by artists from Scotland and England are shown together with Australian work and a beautiful Newcastle piece made by Newcastle Textile group and also an amazing tapestry couch created at 'The Friendship Garden' in Auburn led by Sayd Shah Mahmood, Tasman Munro and Jane Theau. More than 200 refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia participated in this project. Felted Dreamscape made at the 'Life and Living conference at Easter was also in the exhibition as well as Quakers Journey in the Hunter 1838 and selected pieces made by a range of textile groups in the ACT for 'The Map Project' at Belconnen's 50th Birthday celebrations last year. 

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