About the project

The map project was conceived by Istra Toner, glass artist and painter, together with groups of artists from several different countries. The project is a response to our desire to describe visually our experience of the place we call our home. The challenge was to create collaborative maps using textiles as the material of choice. The first exhibition of the project was in Spring 2014; the maps have since travelled to participating partner countries.

For more information about the various groups and individual artists please visit the pages for the participating countries.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

The Map Project in Australia


Belconnen Arts Centre in Canberra, November 5. 2016

 Our Australian partners organised an exhibition of their ongoing work in textile together with textile groups from England and Scotland to celebrate 50 years of Belconnen Arts Centre. At this event together with a wonderful array of bird lanterns, screen printing, origami birds, Wirrajuri dancers and beautiful singing ‘The Map Project’ brings the feel of the place where artists live.
'The Map Project’ was established in 2013, and 'A Sense of Place' was established in 2016 (senseofplace16.blogspot.comwith groups of textile artists from 8 countries including artists from Australia. Thank you Julie and Australian artists.






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