The Cross Art Projects, 8 Llankelly Place, Kings Cross, Sydney, 2011, Australia
Elastics / Borracha / Elástico witnesses Timor Leste’s reconstruction through the eyes of four artists who travelled to eleven of the thirteen districts in a mobile residency in late 2012. The artists recorded everyday life and the inspirational work of women weavers and traditional builders whose resilient cultural upkeep subversively aided the forty-year liberation struggle.
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
This group exhibition Picturing the Sea considers contrasting ways that artists approach human interaction with the sea. It brings together seascapes and early maps, Indigenous art, works that address social and political concerns, as well as the lyrical and unexpected. In legend, early maps and art, the sea is often unpredictable, its depths and edges mysterious and unfathomable. Today the seas are well-charted political entities, shipping lanes, sites of industry, and sometimes contested zones. The artists in the exhibition are: Narelle Autio, Audrey Greenhalgh, Jeremy Kirwan-Ward, Sine MacPherson, Max Pam, Polixeni Papapetrou, Patricia Piccinini, Ben Pushman, Paul Uhlmann, and Fred Williams.