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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Subtleties of Obsession

September 30, 2021 - November 2, 2021

Embroidery thread on linen close up

Kate Campbell-Pope, Barbie Greenshields, Elizabeth Riley, Kati Thamo, Anne Walmsley

Embroidered jewels; details from painted landscapes. A deceased Mother’s hair replies to letters from the homeland. Richly intense mark-making with ink and thread tell stories of a life. With repeated soft rubbing, the Woolly bush manifests itself, onto the gallery wall. Domestic objects, made ambiguous, explore configurations of matter that ask questions on mortality. Through objects materialised by the will of hand and mind, five discrete practices are brought together in this exhibition. Subtleties of Obsession probes, by the dissolution of boundaries and through intense focus, the nuances and possibilities of ways of making meaning.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm & Monday’s during public and school holidays.


September 30, 2021
November 2, 2021
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Albany Town Hall Gallery
217 York Street
Albany, Western Australia 6330 Australia
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