Group exhibition ‘forage: symbiotic (trans)formations’,

curated by Nicole Wallace

Artists: Alyson Bell, Katherine Boland, Heather Burness, Katie Harris-MacLeod, Catriona Pollard, Rhonda Pryor, Jo Victoria and Liz Williamson.

13 September – 7 October

Gallery Lane Cove

In a period of concerning climate change, ‘forage: symbiotic (trans)formations’ explores, interprets, transforms and preserves nature’s ephemera and our relationships to it; inviting visitors to pursue deepened connections with their surroundings, environmental awareness and the veneration of our human-enviro symbiosis. 

‘forage: symbiotic (trans)formations’ brings together eight east coast, metro and regional female Artists for whom foraging natural materials is at the core of their artistic practices. The Artists introduce fresh and original methods to conventional artistic mediums such as printmaking, painting, weaving, fibre art, textiles, film, digital AI, ceramics, and sculptural installation. They achieve this by integrating natural debris, saps, pigments, and the surrounding atmosphere. 

“Catriona Pollard will present several woven masterpieces, utilising foraged vines and other materials. Catriona adopts two main basketry techniques in her practice – random weaving and looping: ‘Her unique sculptural work offers glimpses of shapeshifting natural forms, from unnoticed branches, leaves and vines into stunning works that celebrate the abundance of nature. She uses foraged and discarded plant material with traditional basketry techniques.’”

There is an exciting opportunity to participate in a looping workshop being hosted at Gallery Lane Cove + Studios during the exhibition period. Please stay tuned for details…