FCMG Reopens to Two Exhibitions

Paula do Prado Habla Con La Luna exhibition image with text that reads 'in the fibre of her being'

The launch of two exciting group exhibitions will coincide with the reopening of Fairfield City Museum & Gallery this month; In the fibre of her being and Extra/Ordinary.

The Stein Gallery is hosting guest curator Sarah Rose’s exhibition In the fibre of her being which contemplates the role of women as anonymous carriers and preservers of heritage.

The collection brings together a group of artists who use textile-based practices to write their personal and collective histories. With fibre as their dialect, these artists speak to legacies of womanhood and female subjectivity, displacement and diaspora, resilience and healing.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said the exhibition offers a unique insight into the connection between storytelling and textiles.

“The works show us how women from all over the world communicate across generations,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The exhibition explores how the relationship between women and textiles has evolved from what was once considered a domestic craft, to a powerful tool used by artists today.”

The Extra/Ordinary exhibition is a critical reflection of Fairfield City Museum & Gallery’s historical collection, delving into stories told and untold which beg the question of how we shape collections in the future.

Exhibition details

In the fibre of her being

Until 12 February 2022

Exhibiting artists: Atong Atem / Crossing Threads / Monika Cvitanovic Zaper / Julia Gutman / Nadia Hernández / Kate Just / Paula do Prado / Linda Sok / Tjanpi Desert Weavers


Until 9 April 2022

Exhibiting artists: Make or Break / Liam Benson – M. Sunflower – Mary Nguyen – Ginette Morato – Gail Barclay / Dacchi Dang / Re-Right / Jennifer Leahy

Writers: Sheila Ngoc Pham – Masako Fukui – Hajer – Deniz Agraz – Laura La Rosa (Finishing School Collective + Friends)

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery will reopen on 19 October at 10am in line with NSW Government Public Health Orders and COVID-19 safety requirements including:

• QR code check in using the Service NSW app

• Proof of double dose vaccination

• Wearing a mask

• Attendee limits (1 person per 4 square metres indoors, and 1 person per 2 square metres outdoors) and

• Stay home and get tested if feeling unwell.

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