26 Nov 2022 – 16 Apr 2023
Future Traditions, a solo exhibition exploring textile traditions by Sera Waters, is the outcome of the 2020 Guildhouse Fellowship (with the Art Gallery of South Australia, supported by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation). Showing in Gallery 8 at Art Gallery of South Australia.
11 Oct 2021 – 28 Aug 2022
Eucalyptusdom is an exhibition presenting over 400 objects from the Powerhouse Collection alongside 17 newly commissioned works by creative practitioners working across the fields of design, architecture, film, applied arts and performance.
2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State
4 Mar 2022 – 5 Jun 2022
2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State, curated by Sebastian Goldspink, Art Gallery of South Australia.
Sera Waters: Domestic Arts
26 Sep 2020 – 31 Oct 2021
Sera Waters: Domestic Arts is a Country Arts SA touring exhibition presented in partnership with ACE Open. Country Arts SA is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Embroidery: Oppression to Expression
17 Jun 2021 – 25 Sep 2021
An exhibition featuring embroidery from across four centuries, at David Roche Foundation House Museum, Adelaide
Familiar Activism: Truth-Telling
15 Aug 2021 – 15 Sep 2021
A solo exhibition at The Noticeboard, Huffington UK - an outdoor gallery of a flagpole and noticeboard. Gallery curated and directed by Kate Genever.
29 Jul 2021 – 28 Aug 2021
A solo exhibition at Hugo Michell Gallery of contemporary artworks by artist Sera Waters.
9 Mar 2021 – 21 May 2021
Australian Tapestry Workshop exhibition of designs for future tapestries made during Covid
Make the World Again
1 May 2020 – 14 May 2021
Contemporary Australian textiles exhibition curated by Kevin Murray
Drawn Thread: 50 years of Australian Feminist Textiles
5 Dec 2020 – 13 Feb 2021
Drawn Thread is the first of 5 iterations of The Hand-made Tale; 50 years of craft and design in Queensland, a series of curatorial offerings celebrating artisan’s influential 50 years’ of operation.
The Partnershipping Project
7 Mar 2020 – 1 Jun 2020
The Partnershipping Project was an exhibition that travelled to 4 regional gallery destinations. The works are made by 20 regionally based artists, each responding to the question: ‘does place matter? The Partnershipping Project was curated by Pat Hoffie.
12 Feb 2020 – 20 Mar 2020
A group exhibition celebrating four South Australian artists using textiles. Curator: Andrew Purvis. Adelaide Central School of Art Gallery. Artists: Sera Waters, Henry Jock Walker, Carly Snoswell and Liz Jenner.
23 May 2019 – 8 Jun 2019
A solo exhibition at Hugo Michell Gallery of contemporary artworks by artist Sera Waters. Dazzleland explores the shimmering aftermaths within dry Australian Country.
20 Nov 2018 – 12 Dec 2018
The ten year anniversary exhibition for Hugo Michell Gallery: featuring represented artists. Work by Sera Waters exploring the family legacies of golf and repetitive textiles.
Limb by Limb
22 Sep 2018 – 20 Oct 2018
Limb by Limb, an exhibition by Sera Waters at Art Collective WA.
21 Jul 2017 – 26 Aug 2017
Domestic Arts, a solo exhibition at ACE Open by Sera Waters, exploring settler colonial inheritances through contemporary textiles and home-craft traditions.
27 Mar 2015 – 18 Jun 2017
Slipstitch presents an Australian perspective on the contemporary uptake of embroidery by a new generation of artists. The exhibition features recent work from Mae Finlayson, David Green, Lucas Grogan, Alice Kettle, Tim Moore, Silke Raetze, Demelza Sherwood, Matt Siwerski, Jane Theau, Sera Waters, Elyse Watkins and Ilka White.
Sappers & Shrapnel
11 Nov 2016 – 29 Jan 2017
An exhibition of contemporary art and the art of the trenches, curated by Lisa Slade for the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Vote For Me
4 Sep 2016 – 2 Oct 2016
Curated by Powerhouse: Brigid Noone & Kate Power, presented at Format Gallery, Adelaide.
Illusions of History
28 Jul 2016 – 2 Sep 2016
Ali Gumillya Baker, Sue Kneebone, Paul Sloan & Sera Waters – Illusions of History at Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.
Fleurieu Art Prize 2016
3 Jun 2016 – 29 Jul 2016
Gathering Misery, a pair of textile artworks by Sera Waters selected for the Fleurieu Art Prize 2016.
20 Nov 2015 – 29 Nov 2015
FELTspace public art project, taking art out into public precincts.
135th Meridian East
5 Sep 2014 – 4 Oct 2014
135th Meridian-East: a group exhibition of SA and NT artists, curated by Andre Lawrence, exploring an ongoing relatedness across expanses of Country.
Art House: The Local Ghost Laboratory
13 May 2014 – 17 May 2014
Art House: an experimental series of exhibitions held at the Adelaide Central Markets. The Local Ghost Laboratory by Sera Waters collected ghost stories.
Not Just a Pretty Face
14 Feb 2014 – 20 Mar 2014
Installation Not Just a Pretty Face, Adelaide Town Hall. Curated by Carollyn Kavanagh.
27 Jul 2013 – 29 Sep 2013
A group exhibition at Flinders University Art Museum, including the contemporary textile artwork of Sera Waters. Curated by Lisa Harms.
Beyonce is a feminist
7 Jul 2013 – 11 Aug 2013
A collaborative art work led by Sera Waters and Cheryl Hutchens exploring what it means to be feminist today.
8 Feb 2013 – 20 Apr 2013
A solo exhibition of contemporary textiles by Sera Waters at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, featuring works drawn from the Cruther's Collection of Women's Art.
7 Mar 2013 – 10 Mar 2013
Random works of public art installed along Jetty Roads, Glenelg and Brighton, SA
End of the World
25 Nov 2012 – 21 Dec 2012
A group exhibition pondering the end of the world. Presented by Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide.
...build me a city
9 Nov 2012 – 8 Dec 2012
...build me a city: an exploration of the Architecture Museum archives by seven artists
24 Aug 2012 – 11 Sep 2012
Life, Stitching; a group exhibition curated by Linda Marie Walker, shown at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, University of South Australia (Adelaide) as well as Riddoch Art Gallery (Mount Gambier, SA).
9 Sep 2011 – 8 Oct 2011
A solo exhibition of ominous contemporary textiles by Sera Waters, Lowrise Projects, Melbourne.
1 Jul 2011 – 19 Aug 2011
Flocked: a project by Sera Waters collecting bird stories from across South Australia as part of the Inside SAM's place residency, at South Australian Museum, facilitated by CraftSouth (now Guildhouse).
21 May 2011 – 10 Jul 2011
This artwork was created in collaboration with artist Kirsten Coehlo. Curator: Wendy Walker. Presented at JamFactory, Adelaide.
11 Feb 2011 – 19 Mar 2011
Curated by Vivonne Thwaites, a collaboration between the Migration Museum and Adelaide Central Gallery
artroom5: Sera Waters 2011
18 Feb 2011 – 13 Mar 2011
An exhibition of Sera Waters' contemporary textile artworks, predominantly blackwork and goldwork embroidery, exploring an Australian ominousness.
4 Aug 2010 – 21 Aug 2010
flyblown: an exhibition by Sera Waters of Australian historical narratives reinterpreted into contemporary re-imaginings of domestic home-craft traditions.
1 Jul 2010 – 31 Jul 2010
A group exhibition of Hedgemaze studio members, at Prospect Gallery, SA
27 May 2010 – 5 Jun 2010
An exhibition of embroidered dark doilies and blood puddles by Sera Waters at Phat Coffee, 2010 for ArtWest, Adelaide West End precinct.
Craft n' disaster
12 Jun 2009 – 19 Jul 2009
Craft n' disaster: a solo exhibition of textiles by Sera Waters exploring soft domestic furnishings as witnesses to natural disasters.
artroom5: Sera Waters 2009
4 Mar 2009 – 21 Mar 2009
artroom5: an exhibition featuring blackwork embroideries by Sera Waters investigating petty crime.
artroom5: Sera Waters SALA 2008
6 Aug 2008 – 16 Aug 2008
An exhibition by Sera Waters of blackwork embroideries mapping lineages of petty crimes.
Hedgemaze: Light Square Gallery
28 Feb 2007 – 29 Mar 2007
Light Square Gallery, Adelaide Centre for the Arts, TAFE SA.