Ararat Gallery TAMA to host Lisa Waup
Posted Friday 12 March, 05:59pm
Ararat Rural City is delighted to host award-winning Gunditjmarra and Torres Islander artist Lisa Waup at Ararat Gallery TAMA on 13 March at 2pm.
Born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1971, Waup is an artist of Gunditjmara, Torres Strait Islander and Italian heritage with an affinity with Melanesian culture, developed through her extended family and experience of living in Papua New Guinea.
She has established her reputation as an accomplished multidisciplinary artist and curator working in Australia, specialising in weaving, printmaking, photography, sculpture and textiles.
Ararat Rural City Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said it’s a pleasure to welcome art lovers back into the gallery for artist talks.
“Hearing artists speak about their work can be fascinating – it allows us to experience exciting works of art and to hear their story.
“Weaving and printmaking are importing mediums for Lisa, as it celebrates her ancestral connections, Country, motherhood and time,” he said.
Recently, the Gallery has acquired a trio of baskets by Lisa Waup that are showcased in the exhibition titled Looking Through Time: Basketry from the TAMA Collection.
“Visitors can come and hear Lisa discuss her distinctive weaving practice, including what inspires her work and ideas she’s exploring,” Mr Harrison continued.
“In short, visitors can expect a seated talk that will be 20-30 minutes in duration, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session with the artist.
“For everyone’s health and safety, the free event will be held in accordance with the State Government’s COVIDSafe guidelines,” Dr Harrison said.
For more details on how to book tickets to the free artist talk, please visit the Ararat Gallery TAMA website: araratgallerytama.com.au/event/artist-talk-with-lisa-waup