Mysterium is the 3rd biennale member’s exhibition of WAFTA (Western Australian Fibre & Textile Association)
This wonderful diverse exhibition of 86 works by 66 WAFTA members is on show until 16 November @ Gallery Central, 12 Aberdeen St, Perth. 10am – 4pm Mon – Sat.
Why Mysterium? The word “mystery” comes from a Latin word “misterium” which meant craft guild. In mediaeval craft guilds mastercraftsmen initiated apprentices into the mysteries of their craft. The mediaeval “mystery plays” were so called because there were originally performed and produced by the craft guilds.
WAFTA members have creatively applied mastery of their craft to explore mysteries of nature, personal relationships, contemporary culture, outer space and numinous. (ref – Mysterium Catalogue)
My piece “Unreliable Memories” is made from hand woven silk and organza, with screen prints made from letters belonging to my Grandmother’s great grandmother.
What do we know of the stories of our past? Now just memories, they are fragile, frayed and disappearing…AND not necessarily the truth.