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Traffic Jam Galleries

Seemingly Compliant: Niki McDonald

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Online
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When

Every day, all day Friday 8 October to Sunday 17 October

Seemingly Compliant is an exploration of the artist's personal journey to find authentic self-expression and reinvigorate the story within the common thread.

Traditional tapestries, commonly relegated to the domestic realm and used to quieten the presence of women as they sat seemingly compliant in their task. The tapestry image, lacking diversity, celebrating modesty and domestic labour, was an affirmation for a contained and conventional life.

McDonald gives the traditional tapestries, stitched by many hands, a strong sculptural presence. They stand asking us to look twice and consider their 'seemingly compliant' expressions. By using the medium of tapestry, McDonald is acknowledging the work and values of the women who came before her; their plotting and scheming has shifted the creative landscape to allow for authentic self-expression. The contemporary images speak of self-assured women, willing to risk judgement by tapping into their passions.

Online Exhibition:

Friday 8 October – Sunday 17 October

The exhibition can be seen through two windows at Traffic jam Galleries and images and a video can be viewed online.

Traffic Jam Galleries: 41 Military Road, Neutral Bay, NSW, 2089

This event is a part of Sydney Craft Week, 8 October – 17 October. The Sydney Craft Week Festival is an Australian Design Centre initiative. View the complete festival program online.

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