Going Round in Squares by Sera Waters
Sera Waters, Bruised Universe, 2018, found bedspread, dyed family sheets, cotton, silk, 250 x 190 cm. Photograph: Grant Hancock. Sera Waters is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery.
Ararat Gallery TAMA is excited to announce textile artist Sera Waters' Going Round in Squares will open on March 9 and be on show until June 30. As part of this exhibition, Sera will also present a blackwork embroidery workshop, see below for details.
The official opening of this exhibition will be at 2pm on Saturday March 9 - all welcome.
The artworks of Going Round in Squares explore ideas around the grids and boundary lines which have governed life in Australia since colonisation. Roads, fence lines, walls, furniture and even social boundaries, reinforce ways of being that Sera has come to call a “geometric discipline”. Textile practice especially, performed atop the gridded warp and weft of fabric, is a form of discipline that has historically shaped women’s lives, their education and opportunities. As women have traditionally been the makers of homes, Sera’s artworks re-work textile traditions to explore the disciplining roles of neatness, order, pattern, binding and containment, all ideas associated with the domestic.