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DRAWING THE LINE: handwoven tapestries by Sara Lindsay

September 17, 2022 - October 2, 2022


DRAWING THE LINE: handwoven tapestries by Sara Lindsay
September 17 – October 2
Open: Wednesday – Sunday 11-5pm.
Opening: 2-4pm, Saturday, September 17.

Sara Lindsay’s career spans a period of over 45 years. She has held several positions at the Australian Tapestry Workshop and completed her MA (Research), Positioning the stripe, at RMIT University in 2003. Her tapestries have been acquired by numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Powerhouse Museum.

This exhibition brings together a selection of artworks completed since 2009, which celebrate Lindsay’s ongoing interest in the relationship between weaving, drawing and material culture.

Cargo and Cargo: china tea cinnamon ticking are drawn from a body of work where she was exploring her mother’s life as a colonial child in Sri Lanka. A large blue and white plate that has travelled from China to Sri Lanka, then to England and later to Australia has been translated into tapestry, repairing its many cracks and acknowledging Lindsay’s maternal line. Cinnamon quills appear as objects of trade and stimulate strong sensory memories of recent family visits to the ‘Spice Island’.

The small Tatami Drawings were commenced during a residency in Kyoto, added to in Lisbon and completed in Melbourne. The tapestries grew intuitively on the loom with no preconceived design. Plant dyed yarn (the colour of gingko leaves) evokes Lindsay’s autumnal walks in each city.


Tatami Drawings No 1-4, 2021
Cotton, linen and hemp
40 x 76 cm overall


September 17, 2022
October 2, 2022


13 Gurner Street
Paddington, NSW 2021 Australia
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