I am about to become a wife! Well... not of the marital kind, more of the exhibition kind. The latest group show I am participating in has a very interesting concept behind it....
Nine Wives is concept show exploring female notions of rituals and contemporary domestic environments. The term is a word play on the childhood riddle 'As I Went to St. Ives.' In it the husband originally had ‘nine’ wives, but as time went on, the riddle changed to ‘seven.’
In a similar way, domestic folklore and tradition transforms through the passing of generations, from wifely mothers to wifely daughters.
Nine female Queensland artists have been invited to create artworks that respond to one of nine rooms that make up a home. Spaces such as the dining room, nursery, kitchen and bedroom will be creatively appropriated through sculptural and installation-based works. Artists: Rebecca Ross, Carolyn V Watson, Simone Eisler, Dord Burrough, Sue-Ching Lascelles, Lucinda Wolber, Kristy Morgan, Dhana Merritt and Zoe Porter. Curated by Mariam Arcilla + Megan Cope. Opening Night: 20 April 2011, Wed, 6-9pm. Exhibition Period: 20 April-7 May 2011. Nine Lives Gallery. 5F Winn St., Fortitude Valley, QLD / wehaveninelives.com
I am a Brisbane-based soft sculpture artist specialising in the creation of everyday objects from felt. My collections of soft sculptures are inspired by a playful, childlike vision of the world around us, rejecting so-called ‘grown-up’ forms of aesthetic naturalism. A keen sense of novelty resonates in my desire to transform the banal into the fantastic.