The upcoming exhibition at Adelaide Central Gallery, Warps and Wefts (4 – 29 June), brings together three exceptional recent visual arts graduates Nerida Bell, Nicole Clift, and Lucia Dohrmann to exhibit alongside eminent established artist, Helen Fuller.
Warps and Wefts will offer a range of lateral approaches to fabric and textile art and will include ceramics, expanded painting, drawing, and collage.
It introduces a new annual exhibition model to the Adelaide Central Gallery programme, in which recent graduates will be connected with a highly-regarded, professional mentor. This mentorship culminates in a joint exhibition at Adelaide Central Gallery.
“Warps and Wefts aims to build an artistic cohort: a group which can collaborate, inspire, mentor and support each other,” says Curator, Andrew Purvis. “We hope for these relationships to continue long after the project finishes.”
This mentor/mentee exhibition model is a touchstone example of the way in which Adelaide Central School of Art continues to support graduates with professional development opportunities.
It demonstrates how Adelaide Central Gallery contributes to the School’s curriculum and is a vital learning resource for its students.
The warp and the weft are the perpendicular threads which, when woven together, give strength to fabric; one without the other is just a loose jumble of yarn.
For this reason, weaving is often used as a metaphor for community and the resilience and growth that can come from our close interpersonal relationships.
Warps and Wefts will be opened by 2018 HATCHED artist, Kelly Reynolds (BVA (Hons) graduate 2017), on Tuesday 5 June from 6pm – 8pm.