In addition to the international exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre and John Curtin Gallery,
a festival program of exhibitions and events is presented by craft artists, galleries, art spaces and craft groups in support of the IOTA21 themes.

From Sep-Nov 2021 in Western Australia.

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AURA; memory and the language of cloth

October 6, 2021 - October 10, 2021

Kelsey Ashe, Indigo (Detail), Screenprint with indigo ink

Dr. Kelsey Ashe, Sheree Dornan, Molly Ryan, Ella Steiner, Jane Ziemons, Penny Coss

AURA is a group exhibition of established and emerging Western Australian artists. The exhibition focuses on the idea of ‘aura’ as it relates to clothing and textiles, and as it arises from personal encounters such as making, wearing, or remembering. Aura, in this exhibition, is a quality that emerges in items of cloth as a result of personal connection; where hand-embellishment and artisan techniques blur with experience and memory over time, to communicate to viewers through tactile and narrative surfaces. Cloth in this exhibition is presented in diverse states of wearable, unwearable and worn states, disrupting traditional forms of textile art. Special attention is paid to qualities of time, surface, touch, and materiality. There is an underlying thread of sustainability throughout the exhibition in both the use of slow, meditative processes and the focus on garment ownership and longevity.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Exhibition Opening: 06 October, 6 – 8pm

Gallery Closed for Private Event Saturday 09 October

Feature Image: Kelsey Ashe, Indigo (Detail), Screenprint with indigo ink


October 6, 2021
October 10, 2021
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