Image: Renee So, The Merchant and The Villain, 2005, knitted lambswool, in Echoes of Home: Memory and Mobility in recent Austral-Asian art.
Currently at the Fremantle Arts Centre, WA until 15 April then will be at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery.
Presents the work of 14 Australian artists, craftspeople and designers who have an Asian background, and reveals these artists’ contribution to contemporary understandings of cross-cultural experience, and includes historical and experimental approaches to media.
Asian cultures have always played a role in Australia’s cultural history and in recent years these cultures have been an important influence on Australian visual culture – particularly in contemporary craft. … Many of these contemporary works utilise traditional techniques to tell their stories. … the exhibition reveals a diverse range of work across various media, with ceramics, textiles, fibre works, fashion, work on paper, jewellery, sculpture and painting.
[extract from state of the arts]