UNRAVELLED: Paths Crossed, Stories Told (Group Exhibition)
Adelaide FRINGE Event
Gingers Coffee Studio, 109 Goodwood Road, Goodwood
Exhibition Opening: Friday, 4th March 2022
Exhibition Runs 1st - 20th March
EMERGENCE Vintage Festival Art Prize Exhibition (Group Exhibition)
15 April - 7 June 2021
"Emergence is the process of becoming visible after being concealed – into existence, into prominence. Originating from the lation word 'emergere' meaning 'bring to light. Emergence straddles the edge of becoming, it is the unforeseen. As our lives unfurl across unexpected times, we are launched into a regenerative space of creation and renewal. What transformation will emerge from the ashes of best laid plans? What new growth has yet to shoot from deep transformation? What potential is rising to the brim?"
My work Reminiscing Reimagined, was included in the Emergence Exhibition
Here's what I wrote for my Artist Statement:
Reminiscing Reimagined emerged out of absence. My mother lives in Perth and has advanced Alzheimer’s disease. During the worst of Covid-19 I wasn’t able to cross borders to be with her. I had already been making pods that contained the small objects she no longer used like house keys, a library card, sewing paraphanelia. To express my grief, I began making empty pods. I chose vibrant colours that I knew my mother liked. And as I bundled, stitched and wove, memories of her emerged. I added umbilical cords; like the invisible threads of memory that connect us, they extend beyond what can be seen. Coiled, but not fastened, the nest has a cord too. One tug and the structure tumbles. The pods scatter. It is strong and vulnerable, both. This is what it is to be grieving. To be human.