Place Makers

Kay Lawrence AM, Paula do Prado, Yunuen Pérez, Mu Naw Poe, Bronwyn Razem, Ema Shin, Muhubo Suleiman and Lisa Waup use textiles as an anchor point for their personal histories and where they sit within a broader Australian context. In ‘Place Makers’, these artists explore the complications around notions and expressions of ‘home’ for diaspora and First Nations people. Tapestry weaving; knotting, coiled weaving and embroidery are used with a contemporary lens while maintaining links to traditional practices; the common thread: a connection to place.

Paula do Prado, El Grito, 2018, cotton, wool, hemp, linen, raffia, Bobbiny cotton rope, twine, paper covered wire, wire, glass seed beads, wooden beads, açaí seed beads, 110 x 60 x 5cm. Photograph: Document Photography. Courtesy the artist and Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne

Australian Tapestry Workshop
Until 6 December 2019
Melbourne