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The exhibition 'Samplers and Sampling' was an exploration into the nature of the connection between 'sampling' in digital media and textile samplers. Samplers and digital technology both manipulate information in a manner that questions the value and priority of the 'original'. These works also explored the seduction of stitchery itself. The desire to touch a textile and the need to connect with the work in a physical sense is a metaphor for the internet's promise (not always realised) of community. This exhibition was held in the Canberra School of Art gallery as part of the Post-Graduate Program which I completed in March 1997.