Sera Waters: Domestic Arts

Often thought of as mundane or sentimental, home-making expressions are reworked in ‘Domestic Arts’. Step inside Sera Waters’ re-imagined familial home filled with intricate wall-based embroideries and large-scale sculptures that celebrate the knowledge and creativity of ‘women’s work’; while also revealing their complicity with forms of colonisation and privilege. The Adelaide-based textile artist explores how much of the past is entwined in the present as she delves deep into her own genealogical history to interrogate the ongoing intergenerational tendencies and legacies of settler-colonial home-making.

Sera Waters, Basking, 2016-17, linen, cotton, sequins, tablecloth, handmade glow-in-the-dark beads, 92 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist, ACE Open and JamFactory, South Australia

JamFactory at Seppeltsfield
11 December 2020 to 31 January 2021
South Australia