visual artist - textiles - sculpture
visual artist - textiles - sculpture

The Boite

Boite Banner
Boite Performance
Quashani Bahd
World Music Cafe
Lambros Kappas
Boite Schools Chorus
Boite Banner
Boite Banner

Boite Banner

screen print, patchwork and applique
2 x 3.2 meters

Commissioned in 1997 for The Boite's World Music Cafe concerts, this iconic banner still serves as a backdrop to multicultural music events in a variety of venues, and has come to represent the Boite's visual identity more broadly.

“What strikes you most as you enter the Boite is Ilka White’s banner... The Boite, in gold freehand script dominates the foreground, but it’s the detail that intrigues people. Hundreds of small patchwork panels, some of shimmering satins, some textured, dare we say, synthetic materials all perfectly stitched. People move in for a closer look. A new level of detail emerges. Every panel has a screen printed image on it- the famous A Cappella singing head, Ghanaian drummers, Balkan dancers... singers, and lots of rare and beautiful musical instruments. We love this banner. Ilka has expressed brilliantly the feel and vitality of the Boite.”

Roger King
Summer/Autumn edition of ‘3RD Magazine’, 1998

Boite Performance

Phil Carroll (accordion) and Ernie Gruner (violin) play before the Boite Banner at the World Music Cafe

Photo: Roger King

Quashani Bahd

Performing at The Boite World Music Cafe

Photo: Roger King

World Music Cafe

Glen Kniebeiss (tabla), Debapriya (vocal) and Samanvaya (sitar) play at The Boite's World Music Cafe

Photo: Roger King

Lambros Kappas

At The Boite World Music Cafe

Photo: Roger King

Boite Schools Chorus

With Boite Banner projection, Ballarat

Photo: Roger King

Boite Banner

Detail

screen print, patchwork and applique

Boite Banner

Detail

screen print, patchwork and applique

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