Strung tells the stories of fibre from a diversity of cultures within our region. It celebrates the translation of techniques honed in ancient weaving crafts into contemporary forms: the weaving of new narratives through fibres looped upon themselves.
The exhibition brings together works from diverse locations and differing sensibilities, from the steamy pandanus forest of the Top End and sand hills of the Central Desert to across the Strait in Papua New Guinea and back to the urban jungles of Australia. To create these works, the artists collect raw materials from their environment, design and redesign traditional and innovative weaving processes, and with nimble hands craft objects of purpose and great beauty that express unique contemporary stories.
Curated by Lisa Beilby and artisan.
Artists: Casselle Mountford, Florence Jaukae Kamel and the Goroka Bilum Weavers, Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre, Injalak Arts, Lucy Irvine, and the Tjanpi Desert Weavers.
Exhibition continues to 3 September 2016.
This exhibition is a continuation of Andy Lowrie’s 2014 brooch series Sentinels and Spectres. Informed by historic jewellery and craft objects, Sentinels and Spectres captures Andy’s interpretation of landscapes he experiences by fusing natural and manmade elements. The exhibition features new pieces created in Tallinn, Estonia during an internship with Tanel Veenre, renowned jeweller and Associate Professor of Jewellery at the Estonian Academy of the Arts. Sentinels and Spectres reflects on the personal, political and spiritual connections Andy has with his surroundings, and explores how place can be represented through the craft of jewellery making.
Please find the digital catalogue for Sentinels and Spectres here.
Dust. Ashes. is the result of a recent residency at Sunday Morning@EKWC in Holland, and marks a new direction in Phoebe McDonald’s practice. The title of the exhibition refers to the craft of ceramics – a new medium for Phoebe. ‘Dust’ alludes to the material of clay, refined in riverbeds over thousands of years and combined with bone, and ‘Ashes’ refers to the firing process. These porcelain pieces continue Phoebe’s exploration of reflected light and shadow, illusion and perception, surface and depth.
This project was made possible by the generous support of Sunday Morning@ekwc, Arts Queensland and the Copyright Agency.