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Not potable

  • Owner:
    Collection of artist
  • Location:
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Maker:
    Alison Muir
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 40 cm
    Width: 40 cm


In some countries tap water is undrinkable and is labelled not potable. This could be a solution for Australia’s water shortage.
In this work, the international symbol for ‘not potable’ water is overlayed with water coloured voile under a layer of blue netting to signify the filtering of water and information; an experiment in image-text.
Exhibitions: ‘Across Australia’ touring exhibition Ozquilt Network Inc 2007-09 ‘Colorida Galleria de Arte’ Lisbon, Portugal 2014
Publications: ‘Across Australia’ on www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au


Materials: Silk and polyester voile, netting, cotton back and felt interlayer
Techniques: Heat set images, fabric manipulation, machine quilting and embroidery


Andy Payne, Photographix

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