Cosmology presents a collection of contemporary Aboriginal weaving and textile art by multidisciplinary artist Nadeena Dixon.
Drawing on traditional Aboriginal astronomy, Nadeena's work is a celebration of the unity and connectedness that exists between every living creature. The universe is seen as a net, to which every being is connected; pulling one thread affects every other. Textile work thus performs a dual function, imbued with this rich storytelling tradition and intimately connected with survival.
In Cosmology, Nadeena mixes traditional fiber practices learned on country with her own contemporary understanding. Passed down from her Aboriginal Elders for generations and now on to her children, for Nadeena the ability to create with her hands also represents freedom and empowerment. She believes strongly in the power of objects, and the meanings we ascribe to them.
The opening of Cosmology will be celebrated on Wednesday August 29, starting at 6pm, with an artist talk from 7pm. Entry is free and all are welcome.
Exhibition dates 24th August – 2nd September.
Opening Wednesday 29th August | 6-8pm.
Gallery open Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm.
Nadeena Dixon is a Wiradjuri, Yuin, and Gadigal (Dharug-Boorongberigal clan) Indigenous multi-disciplinary artist. Her practice encompasses print making, multi-platform production including photography, animation, video, editing, sound, and webpage design and integration.
She is recognised as a Master Weaver in Indigenous Cultural Traditions. Her cultural practices include dance, song, language, songwriting, contemporary theatre storytelling, and contemporary ceremony. She is an experienced guitarist, singer and performance artist.