Sera Waters: GHOSTSCAPES

April 6th until May 4th. 2014
Opening Sunday the 6th April at 6pm

Sera Waters Drowning buoy

Image details: Sera Waters, Drowning B(u)oy, mixed media, 2014, Image Grant Hancock

Ghostscapes is a home, like that found at an historical village; darkly haunted with makings and happenings of our past. It houses remnants from inexpressible, fictionalised or uneasy South Australian stories, creating scapes for our ghosts to dwell.

Sera Waters is an Adelaide based artist, writer and lecturer. In 2006, Waters was awarded the Ruth Tuck Scholarship to attend the Royal School of Needlework (Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, UK) to study hand embroidery. Since then she has developed a practice characterised by darkly stitched meticulousness and handcrafted sculptures. She has exhibited in Munich, Germany and in 2013 Waters’ works collected by the Cruthers collection of Women’s art were shown in a solo exhibition titled Dark Portals at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia. Ghostscapes is Waters’ most significant solo exhibition to date and was funded by Arts SA and Australia Council for the Arts. Waters has an enduring interest in colonial Australian history, particularly South Australian, and this is stitched into her practice alongside contemporary narratives.

 

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Derek Sargent: WISH I COULD BE YOU

April 6th until May 4th. 2014
Opening Sunday the 6th April at 6pm

Image details: Derek Sargent, Wish I Could Be You, Video still, 2014, dimensions variable

Image details: Derek Sargent, Wish I Could Be You, Video still, 2014, dimensions variable

Derek Sargent is a sculpture and installation artist based in Adelaide. His work is concerned with the development of identity and sexuality in the formative years of adolescence. He explores the extent to which heteronormative culture enforces and oppresses imagery and thought. Focusing on how popular culture reinforces standard gender and sexual roles, Sargent subverts theses heteronormative structures by privileging queer imagery over the normative and by reinterpreting object and spaces to reflect the queer adolescent experience.

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