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Sally Holliday, Meandering (detail), raffia, 2020-21

Way Finding – Sally Holliday

Details

Start:
March 20, 12:00 pm
End:
March 28, 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Common Ground Canberra
130 The Valley Avenue
Gungahlin, ACT 2912 Australia
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Organizer

Gungahlin Arts

Exhibition Viewing Times:
Saturday 20th March, 12-2pm
Sunday 21 March, 12-2pm
Thursday 25 March, 12-2pm
Saturday 27 March, 12-2pm
Sunday 28 March, 12-2pm

Way Finding is an exhibition of woven works by Sally Holliday, created as part of the Gungahlin Arts Art in Place program. During 2020, This program commissioned five Gungahlin artists to create new work in response to their local area. All the works from this project will be presented as part of Celebrate Gungahlin Festival.

Artist Statement:
Around the onset of coronavirus, I fell in love with my neighbour – a rippling grassland by the name of Mulanggari. Walking in the reserve became an active meditation for me, an act of wayfinding within.

I’d while away hours noticing details, observing patterns, witnessing changes. A kangaroo print left behind in the mud. Clusters of little yellow button flowers swaying in the breeze. The quiet pond sky-mirroring the mood of the day. Frogs conversing in the reeds. For me, these sites and spaces became touchstones of inner-wisdom. With sage lessons to impart, they’d guide me home to a sort of deep-knowing within.

It is this felt-sense I endeavour to evoke and integrate into my work. Whilst creating my weavings, I walk my fingers around my work as if retracing my steps in the grasslands. With each stitch, I invoke and interweave those quiet teachings of nature. Mulanggari and I are interconnected. We share a reciprocal relationship, both custodians and care-takers. I look out for Mulanggari, and it looks out for me.