CURRENT EXHIBITION : FIBRE
25 June - 20 September 2020
FIBRE presents stitched, threaded, strung, rubbed, ripped, folded and pressed Fibre art. From silky and delicate, to course and robust, the works speak of material manipulation and ritualistic gestures of repetitive stitching and rubbing. Everyday clothing is cut, re-stitched and sculpted anew; forms of nature are enveloped in felt and fabric; human hair is shaped and strung together; paper is stitched into and; native flora and fauna are pictured and sculpted of, with and on fibres.
Coming out of a time of social isolation, this exhibition is about intimacy; it compels the sense of touch. It also invites us to consider the intricately crafted qualities of the natural world around us and the cultural significance of fibre and textiles as contemporary art.
Image: Susan Roux, Ink, 2018 (detail)