WEARABLE POJAGI, PATCHWORK RAMIE VEST BY WON JU SEO, NEW JERSEY, 2009. COLLECTION NEWARK MUSEUM, C. CUTTING BEQUEST FUND, 2010 – TAASA Review September 2011
In 2010, at the annual European Patchwork Meeting in France, South Korea was invited as the Guest of Honour country.
A major program of Korean textile arts was presented in Hands of Korea, which incorporated the work of some 130 Korean artists in four exhibitions and a fashion show.
One of these exhibitions, Bojagi and Beyond featured both traditional Korean jokak bo and contemporary interpretations by Korean and non-Korean artists, including four from Australia: Lyn Nixon, Catherine O’Leary, Marianne Penberthy and Robi Szalay. The exhibition was curated by Chunghie Lee, who has taught Korean patchwork internationally over the last 10 years...