Art & Heritage Collections
Complementing the University of Adelaide's recent confirmation as an outstanding research institution in the field of Health Sciences, we acquired six new works by artist Cheryl Hutchens.
Hutchens is an Adelaide-based textile artist whose interest in making artworks with fabric and fibre can be traced back to her childhood.
The work pictured here is a most intriguing representation of infectious diseases, all stitched in cotton thread on calico. Hutchens uses a variety of embroidery stitches closely depicting the formations of bacteria and viruses as seen under the microscope.
The work was brought to our attention by an emerging curator, Nerina Dunt, a graduate of the Art History program at the University of Adelaide, who curated an exhibition of Hutchens's work - Break, suffer, heal - in the Barr Smith Library last March.
If you wish to arrange a viewing of the work, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mirna Heruc, Manager, Art & Heritage Collections