CURIOSITY & RITUALS OF THE EVERYDAY
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.
- This festival event has passed.
AURA; memory and the language of cloth
October 6, 2021 - October 10, 2021
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