Natural fibre arts on show in the Redlands

THE works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander weavers and visual artists from South East Queensland will feature in a new exhibition to open next week at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

Curated by Indigenous arts curator Freja Carmichael and on show from Sunday 12 June to Sunday 24 July 2016, Gathering Strands will showcase the work of more than 18 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the exhibition oven and sculptural forms, prints, paintings, installations, collaborations and digital works.

"With a particular focus by the curator on strengthening weaving practices locally, the exhibition includes the work of a collective of Quandamooka weavers".

Cr Williams said the exhibition included historical fibre works associated with contemporary interpretations, commissioned pieces and Redland Art Gallery collection works, connecting culture, identity and place.

"Gathering Strands also explores the cultural links through generations as threads from the past are interwoven with the present, with stories and histories shared, traditional techniques reclaimed and new approaches to fibre art embraced," she said.

Join the official opening of Gathering Strands with QAGOMA Indigenous fibre art curator Diane Moon on Friday 10 June at 6pm. To RSVP, please call 3030 4163 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au by Wednesday 8 June.

A free morning tea and floor talk with curator Freja Carmichael and exhibiting artists will be held on Sunday 12 June from 11.30am.

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is located on the corner of Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland. Visit artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au for more information about the gallery and its exhibitions.


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