Eden Gardens is thrilled to announce a final work to be added to Eden Unearthed, which is the largest exhibition of privately funded temporal art in Australia, titled LOVE.
Textile artist Alison Thompson has been commissioned to celebrate same-sex marriage becoming legal in Australia. Meredith Kirton, curator explained “We have always had the rainbow and now we can colour it in".
Titled Love. it will be a celebration with colourful cushions forming a tessellated rainbow embellished with crocheted and felted flowers. The centrepiece will be a large garland of white flowers forming the word ‘LOVE.’ on the grass. Thompson also encourages community engagement and interaction, with personalised messages of love and hope to be embroidered into the work.
Thompson, whose crafted works Sit. Breath. Love and Hope Blooms are already on display at Eden Unearthed revealed "My original installation with Eden had people visiting telling me that they could feel the love and emotion that went into my piece, so I am now thrilled to be able to share that same emotion with an even more powerful expression of love. Using the colours of the LBGTQI flag. Love is Love. Full stop, the end.”