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Symposium: Social Fabric

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009

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Enquiries: lwag@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 3707

Organised alongside HERE&NOW19: Material Culture, this symposium explores ideas surrounding textile-based art practices, including labour, women’s work, materiality, globalisation and environmental sustainability.

Presented in partnership with the UWA School of Design.




Full Program

9.30am Registration at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia

10.00am Keynote address by Dr Belinda von Mengersen - Dr Belinda von Mengersen combines her own art practice with curating textile-focused exhibitions and lecturing in textiles at The National School of Arts, The Australian Catholic University, and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Morning break

11.00am Sharyn Egan - A prominent Noongar artist known, Sharyn Egan is known for her work in painting, sculpture and weaving. She will speak on her own practice, touching on notions of community, collaboration and stories.

11.40am Dr Ionat Zurr - An artist, curator and researcher, Dr Ionat Zurr is the Chair of the Fine Arts Discipline, School of Design, UWA, and the Academic Coordinator of SymbioticA, the Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, School of Human Sciences, UWA.

Lunch - select menu available at the University Club (see below) or bring your own

1.30pm HERE&NOW19: Material Culture tour with curator Joanna Sulkowski

2.15pm Panel discussion - From making to showing: Textiles in the white cube led by curator Joanna Sulkowski and exhibiting artists Ómra Caoimhe, Teelah George, Susan Roux, Holly Story and Marzena Topka.

3.30pm Closing drinks




HERE&NOW19: Material Culture

31 August — 7 December 2019

HERE&NOW19 surveys the practice of artists working with fibre and textiles to express ideas relating to current socio-political issues. The exhibition challenges the perception of craft as a repetitive activity of making things by hand and offers a new perspective on the processes and materials-driven practice of a group of dynamic contemporary artists. Curated by Joanna Sulkowski, it features new work by artists Ómra Caoimhe, Teelah George, Susan Roux, Holly Story and Marzena Topka.




University Club Symposium Lunch Menu

Vegetarian and a meat pasta choice - $22.00

Soup and bread roll - $9.00

Beef Burger & fries - $18.50

Rocket, Parmesan, Pear & Sunflower Seed salad $15.00

Counter food selection – prices vary




Image: Ómra Caoimhe, The Sum of the Parts (detail), 2019, hand-spun tussah silk thread and wool thread, wool cloth, wooden beads, nails, bees wax and oil on curved wooden panel, loom parts and wooden spool, dimesions vairable. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009

Australia

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