Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Terrain...Indigenous art

On Monday a friend and I met at QAG to have a coffee and a wander. We inevitably ended up at Goma, and on the third floor was an exhibition entitled good!

This exhibition is a celebration of media which comes directly from the earth and the artists' environments. There are baskets made from spinefex with insides  smeared with  rich red dirt; fibre dyes are made from flora collected; everything resonates with a sense of site  and place.
There is a meditative quality and a sense of rhythm to the objects on display. Stitch after stitch; knot after knot... the works evolve into wondrous artifacts which still echo the places of  origin.

Go see!


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