Image: Elizabeth Day, Porous Entity (detail), 2016, knitting and felt

Abstraction, Abjection and Activism: The Fragility of Goodness is one of three exhibitions opening at the Moonah Arts Centre (MAC) 6pm Thursday 23 August.

Elizabeth Day makes her art from white baby wool. This fine, soft wool is knitted into abstract, modernist patterns and objects.

Elizabeth says: “Intimating something unsullied, innocent and pure, white wool evokes the preciousness of the baby and its likewise precious bond with the mother, their knitted together relation – each folded into the other – as fragile as goodness and the work itself.”

The exhibition also includes a collaborative textile work created by the artist in collaboration with female inmates in NSW prisons.

At the opening of the exhibition, Elizabeth will also launch her book Discontinued Narratives.

Elizabeth will also present a free public talk about her exhibition at MAC 1pm Saturday 15 September. This is a free, casual event where you can meet artists currently exhibiting at MAC and hear more about the stories and inspirations behind their exhibition.

The exhibition is open from 24 August to 15 September, Tuesday to Saturday at the Moonah Arts Centre, free entry.


• Opening 6pm Thurs 23 August 2018
• Exhibition runs 24 Aug – 15 Sep
• Moonah Arts Centre, 23-27 Albert Road, Moonah
• Exhibition open from 10am-5pm Tuesday – Friday and 11am-3pm Saturdays
• Entry to the exhibition is free
Claire Pendrigh Elliott | Marketing Officer | Moonah Arts Centre