Louise Meuwissen — A moment eternal, no. 10 (of Earth and Ether), 2022
Louise Meuwissen’s ongoing series 'A moment eternal' presents intricate, beaded paintings of feelings and phenomena hovering at the edge of the perceptible, on the edge of language. Prayers, offerings, mandalas – these glimmers, manifestations of the elusive, draw upon the power of enduring, intuitive symbology – coalescing, swarming, radiating energy.
Louise Meuwissen is an Australian artist working with textiles and found materials to make detailed embroidered paintings, sculptures and wearable art. Meuwissen’s work considers the complex individual and collective relationships we form with objects, and how they come to embody meaning and value, and carry energy. Her work is informed by adornment and decoration, craft, and the fluxing of fashion - underpinned by discardure and collecting, and the interplay between labour and luxury. Her most recent bodies of work consider the unknowable and the invisible, informed by research investigating devotion, the Sublime, hoarding, storytelling and mythology. Meuwissen’s work has recently been exhibited at Sydney Contemporary, Spring 1883, Heide MOMA, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, MARS Gallery, and FELTspace ARI. Her works have been shortlisted for the Blake Prize 2020, Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019, and The Victorian Craft Awards, 2022
It's not just blue
November 24 - January 21
A gathering of works by Australian artists, crafts people and designers, in a maximalist exploration of the colour blue in all its hues.
Anke Kindle / Anna Varendorff / Anne U / Ara Dolatian / Ash Allen / Bastard Ceramics / Camille Laddawan / Caro Pattle / Christopher Plumridge / Curio Practice / Dean Norton / Dean Toepfer / Ebony Russell / Ella Saddington / Georgina Proud / House Editions / Iluka Sax-Williams / Jess Sellinger / Jordan Fleming / Kristin Burgham / Louise Meuwissen / Lucy Tolan / Michael Gittings / Nicole Lawrence / Owen Rye / Real Non-Real / Sguscio / Shimara Carlow / Tara Shackell / Terunobu Hirata / Tia Ansell / Yen Qin
Material: Beading of found vintage, contemporary and antique glass, plastic, agate, lapis lazuli, pearls, magnetite, amethyst, swarovski crystal, moonstone, garnet, mother of pearl, diamante, polyester thread, on synthetic fabric over canvas
Dimensions: approx. 20cm x 16cm x 3cm
Please note, works purchased as gifts will be made available for collection by December 20 for the gifting season, all others will remain on exhibition until January 21