Musk Lorikeet with Pink Flowering Gum, 2021

Grafton Regional Gallery

We look at two out of the four brilliant art exhibitions the Grafton Regional Gallery is hosting this month

What: grafton regional gallery Exhibitions
Where: grafton regional gallery, fitzroy st, grafton
When: 20 jul - 15 sept

PLIABLE PLANES

Expanded Textiles & Fibre Practices

Pliable Planes presents contemporary Australian textiles and fibre art in expansive and plural forms, altering perceptions of materials, form, and function. Taking its title from Bauhaus artist Annie Albers, the exhibition challenges artists to rethink the use of textiles through an architectural lens as material that is fundamentally structural and endlessly mutable. Exhibiting artists reflect on the use of textiles to chart social and cultural change, responding to historical modes of production and representation, and underlying histories of domesticity and women’s labour. Works seamlessly incorporate traditional textiles including weaving, embroidery, knitting and sewing while exploring broader conceptual and aesthetic possibilities.

BLAKE LAWRENCE

Psittacines

Psittacines is an interdisciplinary exhibition comprising photography, large-scale cyanotype textiles, installation and performance by Warrang/Sydney-based artist Blake Lawrence. The exhibition explores both material and imagined relationships between drag performers and birds and offers a platform for contemplating and mourning mass extinction in the Anthropocene. The works in Psittacines were made in collaboration with three urban parrot species of Sydney – including the Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea), Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus), and Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna). Blake Lawrence is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised on Yaegl land in the Clarence Valley.

Image: Musk Lorikeet with Pink Flowering Gum, 2021, by Blake Lawrence

What: grafton regional gallery Exhibitions
Where: grafton regional gallery, fitzroy st, grafton
When: 20 jul - 15 sept