Make the World Again
Eva Heiky Olga Abbinga, Kay Abude, Mary Burgess, Cresside Collette, Siri Hayes, Valerie Kirk, Sara Lindsay, Vicki Mason, Ju- lia Raath, Shuklay Tahpo, Ilka White Liz Williamson and Susan Vickey. Curated by Kevin Murray.
‘Make the World Again’ exhibits thirteen Australian contemporary textile artists who symbolically and materially bridge what divides us. Techniques such as tapestry weaving, embroidery, dyeing, screen printing and cloth weaving are employed to explore how textiles bind our world together – connecting humans and nature, settler and indigenous, migrant and host.
The current pandemic has pulled the world apart, as borders are closed, jobs are lost and doors locked on places where we gather. As we adjust, the choice is whether to restore what was before or use this opportunity to re-connect with what’s essential – nature, country and shared humanity. These textile artists anticipate the challenges we face coming out of lockdown, in reconstructing a world, better than before.