International group exhibition that features work by Louise Weaver, ''Grey Forester''

Weaver, E 2007, International group exhibition that features work by Louise Weaver, ''Grey Forester'', (Creative Work : Visual art).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title International group exhibition that features work by Louise Weaver, ''Grey Forester''
Author(s) Weaver, E
Year 2007
Type of work Visual art
Outlet Den Haag down under, sculpture, The Hague, Netherlands
Dates 15/06/2007 to 09/09/2007
Medium Hand crocheted lambs wool over high density foam, silk thead, nylon thread, cotton , acrylic
Summary "The Hague Sculpture celebrated its 10th anniversary with an exhibition of contemporary Australian and Dutch works curated by Marie-Jeanne De Rooij.

The exhibition, opened by Queen Beatrice, brings together works by contemporary artists from both countries who were invited to tap into futuristic, political-social or technological layers in the main theme of adventure and desire. Artists included Brook Andrew, James Angus, Mikala Dwyer, Jon Cambell, Harold de Bree, Shaun Gladwell, Richard Goodwin, Fiona Hall, Natasha Johns Messenger, Ricky Swallow, Bill Henson, John Kelly, Callum Morton, Ron Muek, Patricia Piccinni, Lisa Roet, Daniel Von Sturmer, Guan Wei, Anne Zahalka, Ah xian, Pedro Wonaeamirri, John Wilson, Pius Tipungwuti, Jan van der Ploeg, Hans Ligteringen, Erik Jutten and Ramon Ottenhof. Catalogue includes photos and essays on contemporary art and culture in Australia ISBN 9789086900954.

Grey Forester is one of Weaver's crotchet works. Crocheting new layers and covers for living things and objects is an act of protection and preservation as she attempts, with compassion and regard, to
capture the essential and often fleeting qualities of her subjects - the swish of a squirrel tail, the sparkle of a birds eye or the subtle shades and strength of a kangaroo. While our ecosystem is in a continuous state of flux, Weaver's handcrafted working method is obstinately slowed down and confronts us, not unlike the traditional introduction of corpses in still lifes such as Monet's Still Life with Pheasant or the earlier Jean-Baptiste Oudry hare and pheasants. The kangaroo is at rest, almost reflective of its circumstance. Preserving these things at a fixed moment is also their last moment.
At the same time Weaver suggests that nature can be successfully protected or controlled by human intervention.
The work was purchased by City of Stonnington, along with works by Rosslynd Piggott, Rennie Ellis and Alex Pittendrigh."
Subject Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
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