Works by artists from the group Botaniko, inspired by their time accompanying TMAG botanists on the 2017 Expedition of Discovery to Wind Song on Tasmania’s East Coast.
Dunn Place Hobart
Weaving is synonymous with world-making. In numerous cultures, the loom is a metaphor for creation; a person’s life often represented by a spun thread.
“Sometimes it’s like I have a big spinning sort of feeling in my body: hard to soft, angles and sharpness, then really beautiful and cuddly and soft.”
Tinged with sadness and a wicked sense of humour, Karla Dickens creates art that speaks of identity, discrimination and acts of violence against Aboriginal people. In our interview, Dickens talks about creating new work, her hometown of Lismore, and the importance of writing poetry.
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