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"Home is Where the Heart Is"
2001-09-13 until 2001-10-20
University of South Australia, Art Museum
Home is Where the Heart Is an exhibition of contemporary works by national and South Australian-based artists and craftspeople and the SA Country Women's Association (CWA). The exhibition celebrates the work of women and work which revitalises traditional female craft forms to explore current issues of identity, gender, nationality and place.
These issues are at the heart of contemporary Australia's continuing quest to renegotiate its relationship with its past and with the place we all call 'home'.
The exhibition and historical material presented in the catalogue show that Australian women have been pioneers in coming to terms with a new land and with the indigenous culture of Australia.
Curated by Vivonne Thwaites, HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS features artists Irene Briant, Aadje Bruce, Jo Crawford, Michelle Nikou, Sarah Crowest, Helen Fuller, Julie Gough, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Kay Lawrence, Nalda Searles, Rosemary Whithead and Joyce Winsley.
brown paper, lunchwrap paper
wire, cotton thread
courtesy the artist