string theory: Focus on contemporary Australian art

‘string theory’ draws together over 20 Aboriginal artists from across Australia who work with expanded notions of textile and craft-based tradition. Presenting a diverse range of works which engage with textile artistic traditions including sculpture, photography, painting and video, the exhibition is fore-grounded by the work of Yirrkala artist Lipaki Marlaypa whose traditional hand-made woven string acts as a conceptual starting point.

The artists and artist groups presented in the exhibition include Tony Albert, Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, Boolarng Nangamai Aboriginal Art + Culture Studio, Frances Djulibing, Robyn Djunginy, Lola Greeno, Dale Harding, Thelma Judson, Evelyn McGreen, Lipaki Marlaypa, Dhundunga Mununngurr, Noongar Doll Makers, Laurie Nilsen, Alison Page, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Jimmy Pike, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Vicky West and Yirrkala Printmakers.

Museum of Contemporary Art
16 August to 27 October, 2013


Lizzie Riley, Moira, 2004, recycled clothing, knitting, cotton, 27 x 11cm
Image courtesy the artist, University of Wollongong Art Collection and CAN WA