Jane Theau, Dancing Through Disaster, 2022

Dancing Through Disaster

Dancing Through Disaster is an exhibition of work completed but unseen during the last few years of bushfires, floods, and lockdowns. It comprises small sculptures, a series of embroidered paintings that are reflections on climate change and a joyous group of lace portraits of dancers with accompanying videos by Sue Healey, one of the country’s premier dance choreographer/ filmmakers.

The paintings and portraits are made of thread and tarlatan sourced from the garbage bins of printmaking studios. Discarded fabric pieces were repurposed, and their random ink blotches became the inspiration for new hand embroidered and machine sewn works.

In this sustainable spirit, Jane will host a free textile Repair Café in the gallery. Make your contribution to a sustainable economy by repairing, repurposing and reinvigorating your tired clothes and linens!
Wed Oct 12, 9am-9pm at Primrose Park Art & Craft Centre, Matora Lane Cremorne and Sat Oct 15, 11-5, Barometer Gallery, Paddington

Details: Opening Night and Artist talk: Thursday 6 October, 6 – 9pm; Exhibition: Wednesday 5 October – Sunday 16 October, Textile Repair Café, Saturday 15 October; 11am - 5pm, bookings: 0415 110 123.


Exhibition, Talk, Workshop

Free event, Installation, Sculpture, Sustainable, Textiles

Jane Theau, Ben (with Natalina Wait at Carriageworks), 2022. Photo: Wendell Teodoro.

Top Images (l-r): Jane Theau, Urchin Indicator, 2022. Photo: Greg Piper. Jane Theau, Dancing Through Disaster, 2022. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist.