Christine Druitt Preston

Olley Land – A lover’s tale, 2019. (Framed)


Lino block print and embroidery on vintage domestic textile

Framed Size: 46x61cm. This work is Framed (White)

“The association between women and embroidery has been of interest to me since the 1980’s when I became interested in the Women’s Movement and read works by Judy Chicago, Rozsika Parker and Miriam Schapiro. The distinction between “art” and “decorative craft” became increasingly blurred. Today, second-hand shops are filled with embroidered treasures intended to beautify the home that have been discarded. My reworking of these found vintage domestic textiles serves to acknowledge the original makers on whose shoulders I stand, giving them a second life”. ~ Christine Druitt Preston 2022.


Christine Druitt Preston’s prints are held in Australian and International Public Collections including:

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW.
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Centre Collection, NSW.
Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW.
The State University of New York, NY, USA.
Alfred University, NY, USA.

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Dimensions 5 × 61 × 46 cm
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