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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.

This exhibition subverts and unravels the baggage-laden yet wondrous category of making once labelled ‘domestic arts’ (often a.k.a. ‘women’s work’). Perceived regularly as mundane or sentimental, home-making expressions are reworked in Domestic Arts to show not only the knotty tangles hiding within otherwise innocuous home-craft, but also that these make-do methods are rich repositories of passed along knowledge. In Australia, the domestic arts have been central to settler colonial home-making.

Domestic Arts presents a re-creation of a home; one that celebrates and critiques the tradition of women world-making using the material stuff around them, and one that questions the ongoing and problematic traditions of colonial settling. Using embroidery and home-craft methods, Domestic Arts leaps across generations of local and national historical happenings to create contemporary portals onto past legacies, ever present today

TOUR DATES

Fabrik - Lobethal Saturday 26 September - Sunday 1 November 2020

South Coast Regional Art Centre - Goolwa Saturday 7 November - Sunday 6 December 2020

JamFactory Seppeltsfield Friday 11 December 2020 - Sunday 31 January 2021

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery Saturday 6 February - Sunday 14 March 2021

Murray Bridge Regional Gallery Friday 19 March - Sunday 2 May 2021

Walkway Gallery - Bordertown Monday 19 July - Sunday 5 September 2021

Riddoch Art Gallery - Mount Gambier Saturday 11 September - Sunday 31 October 2021

Please check individual venues for opening hours, artist talks and workshop details.

 

 

Artworks in Exhibition

Boundary Wreath
Boundary Wreath
130cm (W) x 230cm (H)
2017, found woollen needlework, wool, velveteen, beanfill, hooks
Basking
Basking
60cm (W) x 92cm (H)
2016-17, linen, cotton, sequins, tablecloth, handmade glow-in-the-dark beads
Banner of Mine: Cultivation
Banner of Mine: Cultivation
260cm (W) x 320cm (H)
2017, towels, woolen blanket, trim, glow-in-the-dark thread, metallic thread, cotton, brass poles
White (bread) Winner
White (bread) Winner
37cm (W) x 48cm (H)
2017, cotton, linen, trim
There There
There There
24cm (W) x 32cm (H)
2016-17, vintage wooden frames, linen, cotton, felt
9 Son Pining (Toxic Needles)
9 Son Pining (Toxic Needles)
2017, found wooden bowls, rope, handmade beads, beads, herringbone vinyl floor tiles, dimensions variable
Souvenir Head (Outpost #1)
Souvenir Head (Outpost #1)
37cm (W) x 55cm (H)
2017, cotton, linen
Telling Tales on Terry Towelling: Lost to Fellmongering
Telling Tales on Terry Towelling: Lost to Fellmongering
60cm (W) x 110cm (H)
2016-17, towel, wool, cotton, velvet, trim, handmade sequins
Telling Tales on Terry Towelling: Fashioning Locals
Telling Tales on Terry Towelling: Fashioning Locals
46cm (W) x 95cm (H)
2016-17, towel, wool, cotton, bedsheet, velvet, trim
Telling Tales on Terry Towelling: The Lost Flock (Foxy Tales)
Telling Tales on Terry Towelling: The Lost Flock (Foxy Tales)
75cm (W) x 120cm (H)
2017, towel, wool, cotton, fox fur, found beads, found fabric
Telling Tales on Terry Towelling: Sweat, Stains, Glares and Piles
Telling Tales on Terry Towelling: Sweat, Stains, Glares and Piles
30cm (W) x 80cm (H)
2017, towel, wool, cotton, button, handmade sequins, sequins, trim, found textiles
Leaky Sleep of the Sullied
Leaky Sleep of the Sullied
190cm (W) x 250cm (H)
2017, found bedspread, hand-dyed bed sheets, cotton, stuffing, rope, found handles
Telling Tales on Terry Towelling: Queen of the pile
55cm (W) x 120cm (H)
2019, towel, wool, cotton, printed linen, various fabrics, velvet, trim


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