Kylie Caldwell: Woven Dreams

Presenting woven artworks created through both ancient form and contemporary artistry.

Kylie Caldwell_woven dreamsIn this exhibition, Bundjalung artist Kylie Caldwell uses allegory, metaphor and authentic imagery to explore intimate cultural codes reverberating around her, emphasising perseverance, evolvement and fortitude. This eclectic collection of woven works, thread themes willing openness and understanding to connect to femininity, humanity and our environments. Caldwell plays with vessels and sculptural shapes, inviting you to appreciate refined, tactile imagery reminiscent of traditional and contemporary socio-cultural experiences and encounters, her dreaming. 

The fibre work of contemporary Aboriginal women reference past generations of weaving traditions in both overt and subtle ways.  Woven Dreams share the artists dream to weave, a cultural practice has been renewed through indirect and direct opportunities.  The collection of work celebrates revitalisation whilst bringing forth individual contemporary expression, unique creativity and artistry within the context of a rich cultural framework.

Image credit: Kylie Caldwell Woven Dreams 2019, Buchie Rush (wetland reed). Courtesy of the artist.

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