The Alchemists: Weaving Knowledge
The Alchemists: Weaving Knowledge is a survey of recent contemporary fibre art from Aboriginal artists and art centres across the country. Distinctive and regionally diverse, the Indigenous fibre art of Australia is expressive of a community of practice, unified by the amazing ability of artists to transform raw materials into creative expressions of story and place.
The exhibition offers a survey of weaving as an artistic practice which, while remaining connected to its traditional reliance on found or natural materials, is also continually evolving. With The Alchemists we have a fantastic opportunity to appreciate how contemporary fibre art is shaped by economic and ecological influences, by change and the adoption of new methods and new materials.
Connected to women’s knowledge of plant materials and harvesting, fibre art is inextricably linked to the seasonal availability of resources, and the transformation of raw materials into dyes, yarn and threads. The works, and their creators, perform a most special mixture of artistry and alchemy.
Exhibition runs until February 2020. FORM members receive first option purchasing.
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