Indigenous fibre art – exclusively at Caloundra
  • Wednesday 08 July 2009

The Caloundra Regional Art Gallery is the only place in Queensland where you can see an exhibition showcasing what many believe to be the next big thing in Indigenous art. ReCoil: Change and Exchange in Coiled Fibre Art opens 6.30pm Friday 10 July.

Direct from the National Museum of Australia, ReCoil is a major coup for Caloundra as it explores contemporary Indigenous fibre art. Like the desert paintings movement, fibre art is spreading rapidly along lines of kinship and via skills exchanges among Indigenous artists.

Fibre art is now practised throughout remote regions of the Northern Territory and Western Australia right through to Coober Pedy in South Australia and as the weavers travel, so too the influence of coiling keeps expanding. The exhibition profiles the work of twelve Indigenous artists and three non-Indigenous textile artists who have worked together.

ReCoil features a wide range of conventional baskets using coiled basketry techniques, as well as two and three dimensional sculptures.

The exhibition runs from 8 July to 16 August and entry is free. Schools and interest groups can book a free guided tour, which is supported by an education kit and catalogue. Caloundra Regional Art Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-4pm, phone 5420 8299 for more information.