The Garden of Loss & Triumph
Before it finds its way into personal possession, linen’s value emerges from being laborious to manufacture, a process, which makes its natural fibres forever strong and absorbent. Following this birth, it’s ongoing presence is linked to the home: reminiscent of a mother’s linen cupboard, a grandmother’s linen chest, time and time again, lining the family’s beds, bathrooms, tables and windows. Passed down through generations, the durable material traverses and embodies the memory of familial experience and emotion. Grief, trauma, loss, but also resilience, regrowth and triumph are profoundly personal, whilst communal in the universality of human experience. (Words by Tahney Fosdike)Art Aviso Artists worldwide were provided with an A4-sized piece of linen/cotton fabric reclaimed from vintage tablecloths and remnants. The linen was to be used as the foundation for an artwork that is an expression of the challenges, loss and grief we currently face in our everyday lives and also the triumphs, large and small that we create and experience along the way. Completed artworks will be joined together to create an installation artwork – A communal expression of the current state of the world in which we live.Art Aviso devise and facilitate real world exhibitions, events and projects in a responsive way, to address the political, environmental and economic climate we live in, and provide a platform for the art that is being made, in response to our world.
Art Aviso is an online arts community dedicated to connecting and empowering Artists Galleries & Art Lovers.
Art Aviso provides like-minded people, opportunities to share their work and creative ideas, helping to facilitate interaction and collaboration amongst artists, creators, galleries and institutions. Designed and developed in Melbourne, Art Aviso is a resource for artists and enthusiasts worldwide, harnessing the communicative power of the online space to draw people away from the screens to real-world events and exhibitions.
As important as the online platform is in initiating connections, we believe that an essential element of any Artistic practice is the experience of exhibiting work in a professional, supportive Gallery/Art Institution environment and connecting with other Artists, Art Lovers and Galleries in the real world.
Art Aviso devise and facilitate real world exhibitions, events and projects in a responsive way, to address the political, environmental and economic climate we live in, and provide a platform for the art that is being made, in response to our world. Our exhibitions and events range from all participants welcome, interactive exhibitions (where we provide an instigator for the artwork) to small medium specific exhibitions, to large themed and curated exhibitions in Galleries and spaces of significance. Events, projects and exhibitions are only open to Art Aviso Artist subscribers.