Counterparts: Expanded Textile Practices


16 November 2024 - 16 February 2025

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In 2023, Britt Salt, artist and final year Master of Fine Art student at the Victoria College of Arts was paired with VCA alumna, artist Hannah Gartside. So began a friendship over a cup of tea, and a conceptual interrogation of practice. While differing in their material outcomes and thematic explorations, both artists celebrate the medium of textiles and extend the practice through a play with space, movement, intimacy, curiosity and interaction with the body.

Counterparts: Expanded Textile Practices features new work by both artists in conversation, alongside formative work held in the Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection and the extension of previous bodies of work. Using these earlier ideas as a foreground to later practice, large scale textile installations transform the gallery space, and trace the development of each artist’s practice, their similarities and deviations and their shared influence.


Britt Salt, Living Grid II (Install view), 2023, Cotton and stained plywood. Photo courtesy of the University of Melbourne.