Videos & Writing Links


Sera Waters - Selected Writing

2021

‘A Care-full Re-Membering of Australian Settler Colonial Homemaking Traditions’, in Feminist Visual Activism and the Body, Basia Sliwinska (ed), from the Routledge Research in Gender and Art series, Routledge Press: Oxon,  pp. 104-120

2020

‘Life Forms’, catalogue essay for exhibition: Life Forms, Nicole Clift, Nancy Downes, Zoe Freney, Zoe Kirkwood, Lucy Turnbull, Talia Wignall, praxis ARTSPACE, 12 November – 11 December.

Sera Waters, 'Crafty Prepping', Artlink: It's Time, Issue 40:1 March 2020.

'Hiraeth', catalogue essay for exhibition: Hiraeth, Georgia Button, FELTspace
https://www.georgiabutton.com/hiraeth-sera-waters
 
SALA Podcast, ‘Episode 3: Textile and Craftivism with Britt Burton & Sera Waters’,
https://salafestival.podbean.com/e/textiles-craftivism-with-britt-burton-sera-waters/
 

2019  

‘A time-travelling guide for the climate apocalypse’, fine print magazine, Issue 21: Transcriptions 2
http://www.fineprintmagazine.com/current#/a-time-travelling-guide-for-the-climate-apocalypse

‘Layerscapes: Colonial history on a thread’, Garland, published online:6 September 2019
https://garlandmag.com/article/layerscapes/

2018

PhD Thesis: Genealogical ghostscapes : unsettling settler colonial home-making legacies in South Australia, University of South Australia:
https://ap01-a.alma.exlibrisgroup.com/view/delivery/61USOUTHAUS_INST/12172268990001831

2015

'Inside the outback: An exploration of domesticated landscapes in Semco's Long Stitch Originals series of the 1980s', craft + design enquiry, issue 7
http://epress.anu.edu.au/titles/craftdesign-enquiry/issue-4-2012

2012

'Repetitive Crafting; the shared aesthetic of time in Australian Contemporary Art', craft + design enquiry, issue 4, 2012 
http://epress.anu.edu.au/titles/craftdesign-enquiry/issue-4-2012


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AGSA magazine. Issue 42, Autumn 2021

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Cover: Life Forms Catalogue

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Artlink: It's Time cover, Issue 40:1, March 2020
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AGSA magazine. Issue 42, Autumn 2021.

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Catalogue essay: Life Forms exhibition

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Artlink: It's Time, 'Crafty Prepping' view, Issue 40:1, March 2020

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Cover: Feminist Visual Activism and the Body, ed. Basia Sliwinska
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Textile: Cloth and Culture, Vol 17, Issue 4, Dec 2019

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SALA Monograph, Clare Belfrage, 2019

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View of ‘A Care-full Re-Membering of Australian Settler Colonial Homemaking Traditions’, in Feminist Visual Activism and the Body
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Textile: Cloth and Culture, Vol 17, Issue 4, Dec 2019

Selected bibliography

2022

Liz Cooper, ‘imperfect past tense’, embroidery (UK), January/February 2022, pp. 32-37

2021

Cunningham, Daniel Mudie, 'Notable accolades: The Guildhouse Fellowship', Art Collector Magazine, Issue 95, Jan - March 2021

2020

McEwan, Sarah, 'Sera Waters: Domestic Arts', Country Arts SA touring exhibition catalogue.

2018

Coleman, Sheridan, ‘Sera Waters unpicks the long stitches of Australian History ‘, Art Guide Australia. October 2018.
https://artguide.com.au/sera-waters-unpicks-the-long-stitches-of-australian-history

2017      

‘Sera Waters’ Ghostly Embroideries’, interview with Sarah Kanowski for ‘Books and Arts’, Radio national, Friday 21 July 2017 10:48AM,
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/sera-waters/8724454

Miriam Kelly, ‘Sera Waters: Domestic Arts’, Artlink, December 2017, Vol.37(4), p.4
https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4643/sera-waters-domestic-arts/

Llewellyn, Jane, ‘Sera Waters celebrates the Domestic Arts’, The Adelaide Review, July 21 2018,
https://www.adelaidereview.com.au/arts/visual-arts/sera-waters-celebrates-domestic-arts/

2016      

Pitt, Elspeth, ‘Sappers & Shrapnel: Contemporary Art and Art of the Trenches, Artlink, November,
https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4560/sappers-26-shrapnel-contemporary-art-and-the-art-of/

Purvis, Andrew, ‘Vote For Me’, Artlink, September,
https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4536/vote-for-me/

Janet de Boer, 'A Curious Collision', embroidery (UK), July/August 2016, pp. 28-33

2015

Juliette Peers, 'Slipstitch', Artlink, vol 35 no 2, June 2015

2014

White, Sara, ‘Ghostscapes: Sera Waters’, Artlink,
vol 34 no 2, June 2014.

2013

Sheridan Coleman, Dark Portals: Sera Waters', Art Monthly Australia, 264 October 2014, pp. 39-42

2011

Kelly Fuller, Sensorial Loop, ABC radio: (be sure to click on the audio tab to hear interview with curator Patrick Snelling)
http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2011/09/30/3329808.htm

Lisa Harms, 'Sera Waters', FELTspace GOLD, pp. 116-119

John Neylon, 'Flights of Fancy', The Adelaide Review, April 2011

2010

Jenny Hart, 'Sera Waters', Embroidery as Art blog, Jan 12, http://embroiderasart.blogspot.com/

2007

Pamela Zeplin, 'Sera Waters: Crooks & Nannies', Craft Culture online, Craft Victoria, http://www.craftculture.org

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embroidery magazine, Jan/Feb 2022

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Art Collector Magazine, Issue 95, Jan - March 2021

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Embroidery Magazine, July/August 2016

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Art Collector Magazine, Issue 95, Jan - March 2021

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Embroidery Magazine, July/August 2016

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Artlink, December 2017, Vol.37(4), p.4

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FELTgold, 2011

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Artlink, December 2017, Vol.37(4), p.4

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FELTgold, 2011

Selected presentations

2021      

'Survivalist Samplers: 'sampling' as a future tradition'. The David Roche Foundation, August 19. Link here

2020

'Crafting Democracy', Panellist, Centre of Democracy, September 15, https://history.sa.gov.au/where-to-learn-more/talking-history/

SALA Podcast, 'Episode 3: Textile and Craftivism with Britt Burton & Sera Waters' https://www.salafestival.com/sala-podcast/

Invited speaker at This is not just a piece of cloth. Care-full entanglements - A discussion, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London, UK

2019

'A time-travelling guide for the climate apocalypse', fine print magazine, Issue 21: Transcriptions 2, http://www.fineprintmagazine.com/current#/a-time-travelling-guide-for-the-climate-apocalypse

2018

'A care-full re-membering of Australian settler colonial home-making traditions', in session: Care: forging an alternative ethics through contemporary art, convened by Catriona Moore and Jacqueline Millner, AAANZ Conference: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories: The Social Context of Art, December 5-7, 2018, School of Arts, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

'Unsettling settling: the ghosts within domestic textiles' (20 minute paper), Textile and Place conference, Manchester School of Art & the Whitworth, Manchester UK, April 12, 2018

2017

Invited speaker, '250 Years of Embroidery symposium: Heritage, the Now and the Future of Embroidery', Hand & Lock, Carriageworks, Sydney

'Spectral Rubbish: Unearthing three buried pasts from colonised South Australia' (15 minute paper), The First Eric Richards Symposium in British and Australasion History, Flinders University, Adelaide, Jan 31 - Feb 3.

2016

'Women of the Nest' (15 minute paper), Intersections 2016: 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference, UniSA, City West, Adelaide, September 19-20, 2016

'Spectral Rubbish: Unearthing three buried pasts from colonised South Australia' (20 minute paper), Colonial Formations: Connections and Collitions (CASS network) conference, University of Wollongong, NSW, 23-25 November 2016.

'Unsettling the traditions of settling' (20 minute paper), Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port: 15th biennial symposium, Textile society of America organised in partnership with Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Savannah, Georgia, USA, October 19-23, 2016

2015

'Comfort Matters: Settling in South Australia' (20 minute paper), Mnemonics 2015: Memory and Materialism, Kings College London; Goldsmiths, University of London; and the University of Westminster, London UK, 8-10 September 2015.

'Knotted Lines: Entangling Genealogical Methodology with Practice-led Research' (20 minute paper), ACUADS CONFERENCE 2015: ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION IN THE GLOBAL 24/7, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 24-25 September 2015


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