SymbioticA

Friday Seminar Series


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The ethos of SymbioticA is that ideas are discussed and shared openly and the Friday Seminar Series is designed to allow an open forum to disseminate artistic, scientific, ethical and philosophical research and practice of resident researchers, visiting artists and scholars. Our Friday Seminar Series are held salon style, in our studio space and commence at 3:00pm on Fridays. All are welcome.


Artist's talk with Sera Waters

Date: 28 September 2018
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Art Collective WA*** 565 Hay St Perth MAP
Speaker: Sera Waters

Limb by Limb is an evolving textile-based installation by Sera Waters which explores how radical shifts in Australia’s ecology have occurred, hand by hand, limb by limb. Waters will create patterned woolly embroideries on-site which will be slowly added onto a seven metre long longstitched wallpaper. Together, the creations made by stitching, suturing, and re-constructing, suggest alternative historical narratives that embrace the entangled knottiness of shared pasts. Waters is the Art Collective WA's 2018 Artist in residence.

Sera Waters is a South Australian based artist, art writer and academic. She is a graduate of the South Australian School of Art (1997-2000), has a Master of Arts (Art History) from University of Adelaide (2004-06), and is currently a PhD candidate at University of South Australia. Since being awarded the Ruth Tuck Scholarship to study hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework (UK) in 2006, Waters’ art practice has been characterised by a darkly stitched meticulousness. In particular she specialises in black work, and revels in repetitiveness, pattern and crafting. Her work is in the Cruthers collection of Women’s art, Ararat Regional Gallery and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Waters is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery.