Opening: Friday 21 March 6pm
Runs: 22 March to 19 April
'A single thread on its own can be fragile and insignificant.
When more threads come together something more substantial can exist'.
Perth-based artists Fiona Gavino and Myrto Angelouli continue their collaborative endeavours with the Pixels + Fibre Project, an immersive installation-based exhibition, which pairs the mediums of fibre art and film.
For Gavino, the exhibition marks a return to the NT where she first learned basket weaving techniques at Elcho Island (Galiwinku) under the tutelage of the late Anne Gondjalk. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Charles Darwin University (2006), she has gained representation in key nationally touring exhibitions such as ReCoil (2007-10), and Momentum (2008-10), as well as for international exhibitions including A Prefix: Re (Japan, 2011), and Fibreface (Indonesia, 2011). In 2012 she was commissioned by London-based Blink Films to reconstruct a quaffa, an ancient Iraqi basket, for a documentary filmed in Oman.
Angelouli is a graduate of Interior Architecture (UK) and Film Production (Perth) whose interest in basket weaving led to a meeting with Gavino, and thus their collaborative partnership was born. The duo recently completed a residency at Fremantle Arts Centre Moores Building.
For the Pixels + Fibre Project at NCCA, Gavino and Angelouli will push the boundaries of medium and space with site-specific installations including a 'basket-bombing' of the gallery's foyer entrance. The duo also pushes cultural boundaries, drawing on the multiplicity of their own heritages (Greek, Filipino, Maori, English) with traditions from Aboriginal Australia and Asia that they have actively engaged with through their individual and shared artistic journeys.