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.

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Bebington Central Library

August 22nd - September 27th 2019. The Map project will be exhibited at the Bebington Central Library again, this time we are showing 9 maps from 8 countries.
The exhibition opens 22nd August to 27th September. This is an attractive modern exhibition venue and we are happy to be invited. Many thanks to Judith Railton and Wirral group for organizing this event

Sunday 14 July 2019

The Fashion hub in Liverpool

5th - 19th July 2019. Celebrating the opening of The Map Project at the Fashion Hub, 14 Gildart Street, Liverpool L3 8ET showing 9 Maps from 8 countries here from including 2 maps from Poland, England, Scotland, Croatia, Australia, Slovenia, Montenegro, and Kosovo.

The Map project in Frombork, Poland

Frombork, Poland exhibition 12th April to 10th May 2019. The Map project will be shown in the splendid medieval Bell Tower in Frombork,a beautiful Baltic place and the birth place of Kopernikus. Many thanks to Iwona Bolinskej and her artists, and Maja Dzieciatek for organizing this event

Saturday 2 March 2019

The Map Project in Liverpool 2019

The Map Project exhibition in Liverpool from the 5th to 19th July 2019
A group of Wirral based artists together with artists from Scotland, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Poland and Australia are exhibiting a textile art project based on the place they called HOME, further info: www.themapproject13.blogsp

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Saturday 20 October 2018

The Map Project in Italy

The Map Project and Malgorzata Chomicz exhibition at the Old University of Perugia, Italy 

11 - 16 September 2018

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. 

Thursday 9 March 2017

The Map Project in Australia

Belconnen Arts Centre in Canberra, November 5. 2016

 Our Australian partners organised an exhibition of their ongoing work in textile together with textile groups from England and Scotland to celebrate 50 years of Belconnen Arts Centre. At this event together with a wonderful array of bird lanterns, screen printing, origami birds, Wirrajuri dancers and beautiful singing ‘The Map Project’ brings the feel of the place where artists live.
'The Map Project’ was established in 2013, and 'A Sense of Place' was established in 2016 (senseofplace16.blogspot.comwith groups of textile artists from 8 countries including artists from Australia. Thank you Julie and Australian artists.