Artist in Residence // 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. Sera will create an evolving installation, which explores how radical shifts in Australia’s ecology have occurred, hand by hand, limb by limb. Visitors can watch as Sera creates long-stitched embroideries in the gallery which will be added onto the seven-metre wallpaper each day. Together, the works made by stitching, suturing, and re-constructing, suggest alternative historical narratives that embrace the entangled knottiness of shared pasts.
Sera Waters is an Adelaide-based artist, art writer and academic. She is a graduate of the South Australian School of Art, has a Master of Arts (Art History) from University of Adelaide, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of South Australia. Her works have been shown in Talente, Germany, Sensorial Loop, the Tamworth Textile Triennial, and Nadlewerk at Galerie Handwerk, Germany. Exhibitions include Dark Portals at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia (2013); Spectre Folk at Hugo Michell Gallery (2015); Sappers and Shrapnel at the Art Gallery of South Australia (2016); and Domestic Arts at ACE Open, Adelaide (2017). Her work is in the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, Ararat Regional Gallery and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Sera is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery.
Installation photos courtesy Acorn Photo.