“Pliable Planes: Expanded Textiles & Fibre Practices’ is a major exhibition drawing together…the work of contemporary practitioners experimenting with the boundaries of materiality, spatial fluidity, and process.”
“Exhibiting artists reflect on the use of textiles to chart social and cultural change, responding to historical modes of production and representation, and underlying histories of domesticity and women’s labour. Works seamlessly incorporate traditional textile approaches including weaving, embroidery, knitting, and sewing while exploring broader conceptual and aesthetic possibilities. Through expanded painting, assemblage, performative gesture, sound, video and installation, ‘Pliable Planes’ presents contemporary Australian textiles and fibre art in expansive and plural forms, altering perceptions of materials, form and function.”
— UNSW Galleries website
Image: Janet Fieldhouse, portrait.
This is the first solo exhibition of Tylor’s work in the United States, curated by Marina Tyquiengco (CHamoru), Assistant Curator of Native American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Image: James Tylor, We Call This Place (Pintingga) 2020, from We Call This Place…Kaurna Yarta, daguerreotype with engraved text, 4 x 5 in.
Waa and Wattle by Kent Morris will be exhibited in Peel Street Park, Collingwood from Tuesday 15 March to Thursday 28 April 2022 with Yarra City Arts.
Warpulyainthi is a site specific artwork that responds to the myth of South Australia as a “free state” – where no convicts were settled or used for labour – by acknowledging the use of slave labour by local Indigenous peoples, including the Kaurna people where the Art Gallery of South Australia sits. The installation is a colonial kitchen with edible flora and fauna from the Kaurna Nation cast in polished bronze, reflecting the forced removal of culture, land and physical liberty.
Currated by Sebastian Goldspink, Free/State assembles a group of artists who are fearless; the provocateurs, vanguards and outsiders – challenging histories and art forms, and in the process, offering reflections on an era of multi-faceted global upheaval. The exhibition explores ideas of transcending states, from the spiritual and artistic to the psychological, and embraces notions of freedom in expression, creation and collaboration.
Image: Installation view of Warpulyainthi (Colonial Slavery in South Austraila) with James Tylor, 2022.
The Sculpture Biennale runs from 12 March – 3 April 2022.
Further information is available at Lorne Sculpture
Image: Maree Clarke, Remember Me 2022, reflective acrylic paint, calico, tape, cotton thread
— HAYLEY MILLAR BAKER
— HETTI PERKINS
Image: Hayley Millar Baker, Nyctinasty (still, detail) 2021