in other words…
cultural interpretations through craft
Opening 6pm Wednesday 25 October 2006
ArtSpace Gallery, Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street, Adelaide
Opening speaker: Alex Reid Director of Strategy, Policy and Initiatives, Arts SA
in other words… creates unexpected relationships between materials, techniques and cultures.
Produced byCraftsouth: Centre for Contemporary Craft and Design and presented in partnership with the Adelaide Festival Centre, in other words… s an exchange project linking South Australian contemporary craft, design and visual art with traditional craft practices existing in our culturally diverse communities.
in other words… presents newly developed work by eleven South Australian artists alongside the work of fourteen individuals who practice crafts specific to their ethnic heritage.
Talented glass artist Deb Jones has undertaken an exploratory working partnership with Japanese gardener Fumio Uedato create one large scale work, which embodies a unique cultural and artistic fusion. Textile artist Sandy Elverd has collaborated with Ngarrindjeri - Kaurna weaver Auntie Veronica Brodie to produce a joint work, informed by the sharing of their individual skills and techniques in a two-way cultural exchange. Visual artist Lee Salomone is working in partnership with Tongan community member Heuifanga Carlson and members of the Mahutafea Women's Group to create new work inspired by Tongan traditions, designs and motifs. Through partnerships such as these, contemporary artists explore culturally specific ideas, creative processes and traditions that differ from those they might encounter in their usual professional practice.
in other words… is not only an exhibition but an on-going influence informing new directions in arts practice and a deeper understanding between participants. Unexpected relationships between materials and techniques are created, such as forged metalwork with Turkish needlework or jewellery with traditional Middle Eastern instrument making. Based on interpersonal connection and dialogue, in other words… entertains the possibility of transcending predictable methods of art making; coming full circle to revisit and reinvigorate the contemporary through tradition.
The exhibition at Adelaide Festival Centre's ArtSpace showcases the results of these creative synergies. Importantly, this project involves a deeply layered approach, understood as a kind of palimpsest, under which substratum layers of riches await further exploration.
Exhibition talk: 5:30pm Wednesday 1 November, ArtSpace Gallery, Adelaide Festival Centre.
by Dr Christine Nicholls and featuring project participants.
Exhibition continues until 3 December 2006.
Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday 12noon – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 1pm.
Contact: Niki Vouis, Membership Services & Project Coordinator, Craftsouth
Tel: (08) Fax: (08) 8231 0004, Email: email@example.com
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Gus Clutterbuck (ceramics) with Pramod Kumar (traditional Rajasthani pottery and painting).
Kirsty Darlaston (textiles and writing) with Anahid Paichuk (Iranian and Armenian illustration and text).
Sandy Elverd (textiles) with Auntie Veronica Brodie (Ngarrindjeri - Kaurna weaving).
Elizabeth Fotiadis (jewellery and metal) with Nebile Bac (Turkish needlework and embroidery).
Agnieszka Golda (textiles and visual art) with Maria Zawada (regional Polish crochet).
Rosie Hannam (textiles and visual art) with Humna Mustafa (henna design).
Deb Jones (glass) with Fumio Ueda (Japanese garden design and maintenance).
Meghann Jones (jewellery and metal) with Dimitri Dalagiorgos (Greek and Middle Eastern musical instruments and music).
Tom Moore (glass) with Ivan Rehorek (puppetry, puppets and poetry) and Karel Rehorek (performance and puppetry - retired).
Lee Salomone (visual arts) with Heuifanga Carlson and Rachel Bloomfield (Tongan weaving).
Silvia Stansfield (ceramics) with Klio Moustrithis and Triatha Bouzalas (Cypriot embroidery and lace).
- Agnieszka Golda: World 1; North Gate 3, clockwise (installation detail), 2006, acrylic on canvas, crochet thread, wood. Photograph: Craftsouth: Centre for Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide.
- Dimitri Dalagiorgos, assembling a Greek bouzouki pick-guard, August 2006. Floral and vine cut designs made from abalone shell, mother of pearl and wooden maple veneer, inlaid into Burl walnut veneer. Photograph: Alison Main
- Heuifanga Carlson, Tapa Ngatu (detail). Tongan floor covering with traditional design created by Heuifanga's Carlson's relatives, 2000. Tutu plant fibres and natural plant dyes, 500 x 300cm. Collection of Heuifanga Carlson. Photograph: Alison Main
- Tom Moore, Bird Marionette (Centre stage), 2006, glass, fabric and timber, 30 x 20 x 10cm (bird), 40 x 60 x 40cm (stage). Photograph: the artist.
|works by Agnieszka Golda and Tom Moore (see project description for details)|
|Works by Dimitri Dalagiorgos and Heuifanga Carlson (see project description for details)|