Nalda Searles: Finders Keepers

Nalda Searles is one of Western Australia’s leading artists who was a key figure in the development of contemporary sculpture, fibre, and textile art in Australia. She played a pivotal role in an art movement, which sourced Australian plant fibre and found objects from the landscape for the making of art.

‘Finders Keepers’ presents works from Searle’s 40-year career in art, which highlights her innovative and influential approach to craft making, a practice deeply connected to the histories and landscapes of regional Western Australia.

Nalda Searles, Inland Boundaries, 1997-2007, cotton, canvas, broderie anglaise dress (c. 1970), cotton thread, plant dye, 280 × 280cm. Ararat Gallery TAMA, Ararat Rural City Council. Photograph: Eva Fernandez. Courtesy the artist and Mundaring Arts Centre, Western Australia

Mundaring Arts Centre
14 August to 31 October 2021
Western Australia