Or rather let’s hope they did 😉 Who is watching who anyway?
Family meeting at MContemporary comes to a close on Saturday 6 August 2022 – a big thank you to everyone who visited the gallery and took time out of their busy schedules to view the exhibition, as well as those of you who visited the exhibition online page!
Also a big thank you to team – MContemporary for hosting the show! Much appreciated. For more info about this exhibition feel free to contact email@example.com
and last but not least, thank you to my family and friends for the support and believing in me! You are the best xxx
I thought it fitting to celebrate World Embroidery day with “What’s love got to do with it (Family Business)” which forms part of my solo exhibition: Family Meeting at MContemporary gallery!
“Textile reflects our world; embroideries can show the expressions of our time. Embroidery and textiles can focus on the social injustices between countries. By the means of embroidery we can draw attention to the necessity of engaging in the force of textile in global trade and with it in world peace. Textiles is a power and let us use embroidery as an inspiration for people to engage in creativity that leads to a better understanding between countries and between people. To embroider is a peaceful occupation. It can be traditional made from a common remembrance, drawn designs, from a pattern, or from your own imagination. You embroider for joy, beauty, decoration and for the creation of identity. Stitches can be decorative, beautiful, comforting, repeating, healing, telling, pleasurable, rebellious, caressing and perfect. People embroider out of joy, as a hobby, professionally, for the bare necessities of life and as an act of freedom. You embroider together with others or in meditative solitude. We want to acknowledge embroidery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to free, creative thoughts and ideas. We want to tie our embroidery threads from the privileged northern hemisphere together with stitches that are sewn by embroidering sisters and brothers all over the world. We want to be part of a joyfully creative peace movement.”
The quote above comes from the Manifesto by Skåne Sy-d, a local group of Broderiakademin, the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild.
They were also the force behind the initiative of World Embroidery day
“The first World Embroidery Day took place in Vismarlöv, 30th July 2011. The importance of embroidery must be made known and World Embroidery Day will spread around the world. Make 30th July a day filled with creativity for the sake of Peace, Freedom and Equality.” quoted from the Manifesto
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I cannot believe we are almost in August already! Although I must admit that we only had a couple of cold days in the middle of winter. It definitely feels as if the world is getting warmer, and we have to learn how to play with fire.
The original photographed used for this work comes from my own archives. It is a photograph featuring my mom and her netball/korfball team. (I’m never sure which, because she played both games – and they are apparently very similar. Blast from the past 😉
I am also wondering what is the difference between a ‘braai’ and a ‘barbecue’ Is it a cultural?
According to my friend ‘Google”: “The main difference between a braai and a BBQ has to be the fire”
oh and if you are not familliar with the word braai: “The word braai, which comes from the Dutch braden, meaning ‘to grill’, is an abbreviation of braaivleis meaning ‘grilled meat’.
I really do hope that we all won’t end up as grilled meat by the year 2050! (touch wood 😉
Playing with fire is now on view at the Gallery MContemporary in Sydney Australia. For more info feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org