Live art performance, 'Tracing Threads of the Past: embroidery at Museo Italiano, Carlton

Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo | 6-Aug-2016
Live art performance, Tracing Threads of the Past: embroidery [Tracciando Fili del Passato: ricamo] at Co∙As∙It - Museo Italiano, Language & Cultural Centre in Carlton on Thu 18 Aug, Fri 19 Aug, Sat 20 Aug, 10am-2pm. In this live art performance Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo will pay homage to her Italian Calabrian heritage. She will attempt to re-imagine traditional methods of making women's work, interpreting and translating the experiences of Calabrian settlers to North-West Victoria, in a contemporary visual art and sociological context. Dressed in the fashion reminiscent of the women from the Calabrian regional towns where her family originates, Callipari-Marcuzzo will create a series of embroideries [ricami] inspired by those handmade by settlers from Calabria for their own glory boxes before immigration to Australia in in the 1950s. #embroidery #ricamo #tracing #tracciando #past #passato
Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo, 'Tracing threads of the past: embroidery [Tracciando fili del passato: ricamo]' live art performance, embroidery in action 24 May - 5 June 2016, 35 Indi Ave, Red Cliffs, Victoria. Photographer: Merryl Whyte
'Tracing Threads of the Past [Tracciando Fili del Passato]: embroidery [ricamo]'
10am to 2pm, Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August 2016.
Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday St, Carlton
FREE ENTRY

A collaborative live art performance with multidisciplinary artist Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo and guests.

In this live art performance Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo will pay homage to her Italian Calabrian heritage. She will attempt to re-imagine traditional methods of "making" women's work, interpreting and translating the experiences of Calabrian settlers to North-West Victoria, in a contemporary visual art and sociological context. Dressed in the fashion reminiscent of the women from the Calabrian regional towns where her family originates, Callipari-Marcuzzo will create a series of embroideries [ricami] inspired by those handmade by settlers from Calabria for their own glory boxes before immigration to Australia in in the 1950s.

Interested members of the public are invited to visit at any time while the performance is happening to watch or sit and chat with Luci for as long or as little as time allows.

The live event is part of the, 'Sailing into History: Displacements and Arrivals' exhibition curated by Lella Cariddi, Museo Italiano 199 Faraday Street, Carlton, Victoria, 14 June - 20 August 2016. The exhibition is presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) in partnership with Museo Italiano.

Based in Mildura in North-West Victoria, Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo is a multi-disciplinary artist, mother and writer, whose arts practice explores notions of belief, religion, spirituality, and the Italian-Australian experience.

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