Susie Vickery’s Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist heads to Wanneroo Gallery
Published Tuesday, 23rd August 2022
Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist, an ART ON THE MOVE exhibition by Susie Vickery opens on Saturday, 27 August at Wanneroo Gallery as part of the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost.
The City’s gallery is the last opportunity to see the free exhibition in metropolitan WA before it departs for the Goldfields Arts Centre.
The immersive and finely crafted embroidery and audio-visual installation by Susie Vickery takes the form of a cabinet of curiosities, charting the journey of 18th century French botanist, Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière, who came to Western Australia in 1792 on the ship Recherche.
The artist presents an alternative history of Labillardière’s journey, inviting viewers to reflect on our relationships with home and history.
With a career centred on embroidery and textiles, Vickery’s core skills were developed over two decades as a costumier for theatre and film in Australia and the UK. After moving to Nepal in the 1990s, she built expertise in two further areas – development work and fine art embroidery.
She has exhibited her embroidered textile art, animations and automata in the UK, Australia, and Europe, and is a fellow of the UK Society of Designer Craftsmen.
Vickery has also worked as a craft consultant on projects in India, Nepal, Tibet, Myanmar, Palestine and Turkey, responding to local materials and artistic traditions. She has run workshops for international development agency USAID in Tibet, the Washington Smithsonian Museum in China, the British Council in Nepal, and the Welcome Trust in India and Nepal.
Her community development work is the inspiration for her award-winning embroidered animations, automata and textile pieces.
- Wanneroo Gallery
- Saturday 27 August to Saturday 15 October 2022
- Every Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm
About ART ON THE MOVE
ART ON THE MOVE is a not-for-profit visual arts organisation encouraging connections and fostering a sense of belonging, creativity and a greater understanding of ourselves and the world through visual art. We do this by touring quality contemporary art with appropriate learning and development opportunities that speak to and develop the unique cultural narratives of communities whatever the cultural practice, age, ability and engagement with culture.
About the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost
The Regional Exhibition Touring Boost (RETB) program is an $8 million McGowan Government election commitment that will widen the sharing of Western Australian culture within the State. RETB is managed by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions and delivered by ART ON THE MOVE. For more information about funding programs specifically for regional WA visit dlgsc.wa.gov.au/regional-arts.
This project has been made possible through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost managed by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions and delivered by ART ON THE MOVE.
The Act-Belong-Commit Engagement Program presented by ART ON THE MOVE is sponsored by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit health message.
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