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Vessel of hope for the land

Wendy Lugg wafta twenty five + image

Techniques: Hand stitch
Materials: Plant fibre, cotton and silk thread
Dimensions (cms): H – 28, W – 15, D – 12
Photographer: Wendy Lugg

Like the shocking iridescence of new growth emerging from fire-blackened earth, luminous colour spills out of this vessel, in lurid contrast to plant material desiccated by scorching summer heat. Perhaps my stubborn optimism in the face of climate disaster unfolding around us is equally startling, but I refuse to live without hope. That hope flows from the belief that each of us, by our individual actions, can be a force for change. 

In a career exceeding four decades Wendy Lugg has held solo shows in seven countries, exhibiting works that embrace repurposed materials, improvised tools and simple processes. Wendy’s broader arts practice includes exhibition curation, writing and teaching. Her awards include a Churchill Fellowship and an Australia Council New Work Grant.

Wafta twentyFIVE + crossover
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includes essay by Erin Coates, Wafta history, images and statements from artists on the 42 art-works exhibited

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