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Window Walk | Deborah McHugh X Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre

  • Boyd Community Hub 207 City Road Southbank, VIC, 3006 Australia (map)

Window Walk | Deborah McHugh X Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre

Image: Deborah McHugh

Image: Deborah McHugh

Cloth Entry

The act of making is a process of development cultivated by the surrounding environment and ignited by the people we have a connection to.

A daily practice of hand weaving for a period of sixty three days creates a physical expression of these developed thoughts and practices, building a physical structure of memory in the non conscience mind.
The physicality in the brain for memory making is expressed as a metaphor and is visible through the materiality of the woven shibori cloth marked through the course of time.

The materials have been found from secondhand sources with consideration to the homespun yarn which holds special significance to place and family.

Deborah McHugh brings a contemporary aesthetic to the traditional craft of hand weaving with multi shaft and tapestry looms. Her technical knowledge gained through studying Studio Textiles at Melbourne College of Textiles (RMIT).

Each works identity is formed through the narrative of individual processes and captured in the physical and visual texture of the material.

This contemporary craft installation is hosted by Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre:

The 139-year-old Kathleen Syme building in Carlton was transformed in 2015 into the area’s first-of-its-kind creative, learning and community space. The building is home to a comprehensive library.



Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 7pm
Friday 8.30am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 2pm - 5pm

This event is part of Craft Cubed 2019 Window Walk Project, funded by the City of Melbourne

For more information about the program and where to see installations across the city, please visit