SALLY BLAKE & NIKKI MAIN
Contemplating the vital interconnectivity of all things through textiles, sculpture and glass
Sturt Gallery 29 May - 17 July 2022
Official Opening by Heather McGregor AO on Sunday 29 May, 11am. To attend, please book at trybooking.com/BZHER
WEB brings together the art practices of Sally Blake and Nikki Main, and their mediums of glass, textiles, wire basketry and drawing. In their individual practices and in works that weave together their diverse materials, they explore the interconnections between humans and the natural world.
In a time of increasing ecological crises and loss, their works visualise the interconnected whole and interdependence of all living things. While increasing polarisation and division hinders action on ecological damage, Nikki and Sally forefront connection that holds us in an interdependent web.
Their work shares a subtle aesthetic, inviting contemplation rather than drama or prescription. Sally’s use of her signature natural dyes and fire red copper wire complements Nikki’s palette of glass powders drawn from earth, soil, ocean and river water. This combined natural colour palette represents all the elements.
Sally and Nikki hope that by fore-fronting elemental forces and meditative natural patterning they can contribute to conditions for regeneration and renewal.