Sediments reaches to the past, present and future. For over two decades Karen Mills and Sarah Pirrie have collaborated with master practitioners and colleagues on intercultural collaborations often in response to endangered environments or contested places.
In these ‘conversational’ paintings Kittey Malarvie from Kununurra and Karen Mills from Darwin weave stylistic, intergenerational and intercultural affinities. Historically a ‘conversation piece’ painting arranges people in agreeable landscapes, preferably with a parasol somewhere in Europe.
Twining: Weaving and abstraction brings together weaving and abstraction, material and form. Four artists experiment with the nexus between the opposing registers of high and traditional art to explore ideas of cultural circulation and, in this exhibition, the critical process of colonial cultural intersections.
Paintings by Robyn Djunginy and Karen Mills share an unforced but incidentally profound mediation on weaving as the artistic underlay and support for Indigenous values and culture. One artist has lived a traditional life in central Arnhem Land, the other lives in Darwin.