Exhibition continues until Saturday 10th September, 2022
This exhibition is a survey of the collective’s creative journey over the past 7 years. It features photographic and video work, wearable artworks and sculptural installations.
Artists involved: Gail Barclay, Liam Benson, Tamkin Hakim, Farzana Hekmat, Seinileva Huakau, Haifa Kazemi, Hilin Kazemi, Kiri Morcombe, Angela Paikea, Bibi Sherin Rahmati, Tacheen Stuart, Maureen Unasa, Susan Ling Young, Marina Robins, Kathryn Yuen, Merle Ketley, Lesley-Anne Sapsford, Mehrangiz Sharabiany, Ginette Morato, Floura Khosh Kish
Artwork credits: Kiri Morcombe, 2015 in collaboration with Liam Benson c-type print, 120 x 80 cm Photo: Jasmine Robertson. Marina Robins, The Dancer, 2020Photographed by Liam Benson. Suan Ling Young, Wisdom Memory and Song, 2017 (production still). Photo: Vera Hong. Hilin Kazemi, 2015. In collaboration with Liam Benson. Ginette Morato, Starry Night, 2020. Photo: Liam Benson. Farzana Hekmat Freedom Girl, 2020. Photo: Liam Benson. Marina Robins, Wisdom, Memory and Song, 2017 (productions still). Photo: Vera Hong. Farzana Hekmat, Freedom Girl, 2020Photographed by Liam Benson
The (Un)Buttoned-Up! workshop focuses on imbuing materials with special meaning through experimental play. Participants are invited to bring along their personal collection of buttons, big or small, to be included in the workshop process.
By combining your personal button collection with the Adorned button collection, you can stitch and piece together their own personal story onto a small wearable artwork, or add to an organic mosaic of buttons laid out on a table (sewn or arranged).
The Adorned artists have set up a drop in workshop , in Gallery 2. It will be open to the public for the duration of the exhibition.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Adorned Collective meet and work on Dharug Country, Western Sydney, and are based at Parramatta Artist Studios; Rydalmere. The Adorned Collective is a community group of artists and craftspeople from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who nurture connection through collaborative creative process and skill sharing workshops.
The Adorned Collective was formed in 2015 as a participant driven initiative that supports artists, artisans, makers and craftspeople of all ages and abilities from culturally diverse backgrounds and experiences, by providing a friendly, culturally safe and accessible creative space. The community of artists, artisans, makers and craftspeople participate fortnightly in supported drop-in skill sharing workshops and public programs.
Within the workshops, participants collaborate and share creative process, stories and skills as a process of professional development and community capacity building. The group serves to nurture friendships, celebrate life, culture, diversity and difference whilst creating inclusive social and professional networks and opportunities for local creatives. Between 2015 and 2022, the Adorned collective has developed and exhibited solo and collaborative sculptures, wearable art, photographic, performance, installation and multimedia work. As well as developing and exhibiting artwork, the Adorned artists utilize each exhibition and project as a way of engaging community through public programs and creative workshops.