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Ari Embroidery & Basketry 5 Nov - 6 Dec

Alanakar Revisited by Liz Williamson and Meditations on Containment by Lissa de Sailles at Gallery76 from 5 November to 6 December 2020.

Alanakar Revisited: An Ari Embroidery Project by Liz Williamson

Liz is a long-term Professor at UNSW, and from 2012 has taught a 'Cultural Textiles’ course in India, introducing emerging designers from UNSW Art & Design to Indian textiles and ways of working with artisan groups and social enterprises in Gujarat and West Bengal. 
‘Alanakar’ is a Hindi word meaning tracery, adornment or decoration; metaphorically it represents visual enhancement or value addition.

Artist's talk:
Liz will be giving an artist’s talk at the Gallery on Friday 6th November (5-6 pm), when she will discuss the Alanakar project and her engagement with Indian artisans over the last 20 years. Having first visited India in the late 1970’s, Liz didn’t return until 2001 but since then has been involved with various artisan groups for production of designs, design development, teaching and now textile tours. (We can have a small number of visitors onsite for this talk and we will live stream it for those unable to attend. If you would like to join us in person, please RSVP to - numbers will be strictly limited.)

Meditations on Containment by Lissa de Sailles

Lissa is a basketry artist with a selection of beautiful hanging wall pieces. There will be some unique and organic pieces for Christmas gifts. This exhibition is a nice warm up to our basketry exhibition next March.