WONDERMENT

Seed Stitch Collective: Soraya Abidin, Sky Carter, Suzanne Davey, Alana Clifton, Niki McDonald, Gillian Lavery, and Emma Peters
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
August
   
31
 -  
September
   
11
"In every instance of experiencing wonderment, we are left with a feeling of revitalisation, renewal and awe."

INFORMATION

Wonderment can be described as a surprise encounter that arrests our senses for a fleeting moment. It is an instant of absolute presence where we are transfixed by an awe-inspiring sight, or engaged in child-like discovery, or merely struck and shaken by the extraordinary that exists in the familiar and everyday. In every instance of experiencing wonderment, we are left with a feeling of revitalisation, renewal and awe.

In our current state of political and social tension and the accompanying cacophony of media noise, wonderment stimulates a momentary pause in time, acts as a surge of clarity, and sees the worry and overwhelming tensions in the world fall away. 

In this exhibition, the Seed Stitch Collective celebrates wonderment as an antidote to contemporary anxieties. As artists, we are able to delve into the depths of our creative world and seek remedy in the surprise encounters of creative acts. The moments found within art-making is where this respite is found. It slows us down, it occupies our mind and hands, and we are joyfully enthralled by the possibility of creation. 

We hope that the audience finds the spirit of this theme, the collective and the creative output to be a powerful reminder that hope, generosity and connection is alive and well.

Wonderment can be described as a surprise encounter that arrests our senses for a fleeting moment. It is an instant of absolute presence where we are transfixed by an awe-inspiring sight, or engaged in child-like discovery, or merely struck and shaken by the extraordinary that exists in the familiar and everyday. In every instance of experiencing wonderment, we are left with a feeling of revitalisation, renewal and awe.

In our current state of political and social tension and the accompanying cacophony of media noise, wonderment stimulates a momentary pause in time, acts as a surge of clarity, and sees the worry and overwhelming tensions in the world fall away. 

In this exhibition, the Seed Stitch Collective celebrates wonderment as an antidote to contemporary anxieties. As artists, we are able to delve into the depths of our creative world and seek remedy in the surprise encounters of creative acts. The moments found within art-making is where this respite is found. It slows us down, it occupies our mind and hands, and we are joyfully enthralled by the possibility of creation. 

We hope that the audience finds the spirit of this theme, the collective and the creative output to be a powerful reminder that hope, generosity and connection is alive and well.

FEATURED  WORKS

Emma Peters, Above and Below II, 2017 (Detail), silk, copper filament, 870 x 670 cm

Gillian Lavery, Prana, 2017, 110 x 110 cm

Niki McDonald, Urban Curiosity, 2017, tapestry, 140 x 70 cm

Sky Carter, Dreamscape 4, 2017, yarn, fabric, wood, 45 x 100 cm

Suzanne Davey, Fixing Breaking, Garden of Cruel Delights, 2017, digital archival print, 42 x 60 cm

Alana Clifton Cunningham, Yugen, 2017, knit, 20 x 74 x 44 cm

OTHER  EXHIBITIONS