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in the stillness

Solo exhibition at Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 03 Nov - 03 Dec 2005
Opened by Roger Leong: Curator - International Fashion & Textile,
National Gallery Victoria

The exhibition also toured to Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney in April, 2006 as a part of the official event, "2006 Australia-Japan Year of Exchange". It is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Basic Treaty of Friendship between the two countries.

Photos by John Sones

  Gallery 2 - framed works  

Ota explores the elegance and restraint of white ikat traditionally practiced on the island of Ryukyu and the surrounding Japanese archipelagos through sculptural works. Her work asks us to imagine expanses of time and space where the texture of traditional weave engages in delicate play with references to bleached pathways of coral bones and sacred groves. We are reminded of the unfolding rhythms of everyday life together with the beauty and power of nature. Essential here is the tension between the sureness and structure of the pieces themselves and the sublime space and sense of stillness they evoke.
- Craft Victoria media release >> Read the text of exhibition catalogue

Materials: ramie fibre, shikkui (Japanese lime plaster), cotton embroidery yarn, natural sand, paper, gold leaf, wood


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