09 Apr Sera Waters: GHOSTSCAPES
April 6th until May 4th. 2014
Opening Sunday the 6th April at 6pm
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.