Mosman Art Gallery

Leyla Stevens

Labour for Colour

Labours for colour is a new moving image artwork by Australian-Balinese artist Leyla Stevens, staged in response to Dr John Yu’s collection of Southeast Asian textiles and artefacts on display as part of the exhibition Upacara: Ceremonial art from Southeast Asia.

The video reflects on the diasporic condition of cultural objects, as they migrate around the world through collection practices but also engages with narratives surrounding plant dyes in Indonesian textile production. Through this interweaving of disparate places and processes, the video invites a consideration of the many hands that touch and shape a textile during its trajectory from ritualised object to collected artefact.

19 Jun - 12 Dec

Mosman Art Gallery

Corner Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road Mosman NSW 2088

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