- WhenJune 25 to November 14, 2021
- CuratorsNigel Lendon and Tim Bonyhady
The exhibition dates have been extended to Sunday 14 November, to commemorate our friend, colleague and exhibition curator Nigel Lendon.
I weave what I have seen: The War Rugs of Afghanistan is a testimony to the creativity and resilience of Afghan weavers who have faced the devastating effects of war for more than forty years.
From the very start of the conflict, Afghan weavers began developing a striking new form of war art involving a complex imagery of armaments, maps, monuments, texts and portraits which soon began to find an international audience.
Emerging out of a research project undertaken at the Australian National University by Tim Bonyhady and Nigel Lendon, this exhibition investigates the history, iconography, production and distribution of these extraordinary rugs.
The Drill Hall Gallery is currently seeking appropriate venues to tour this exhibition in Australia.
Essential COVID-19 information for visitors to the Drill Hall Gallery here
Sasha Grishin, Afghan rugs weave stories of war, The Canberra Times, 10 July 2021, https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7325874/afghan-rugs-weave-stories-of-war/
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- TitleI weave what I have seen: The War Rugs of Afghanistan
- SpecsSoftcover, 112 pages.
- PublisherPublished 2021 by DHG Publishing
- DetailsPublication designed by Small Tasks. Tim Bonyhady and Nigel Lendon, with a foreword by Sabur Fahiz.
- Price$35 + $10 postage / Buy Now
Top image: Unknown weavers (detail). Courtesy of Nigel Lendon.
Installation images: Rob Little