red dot gallery singapore . 1 – 30 september 2018
Lisa Waup Finding Place Selected Works
“Their woven fibre and threaded objects
are important cultural identifiers and hold a
significant place in Aboriginal culture
and, together with traditional songs and dances,
play an important role in ceremonies.
The creation of fibre objects takes skill, precision
and artistry. Knowledge of the properties
of each material, when and where it is be found,
its preparation and the most appropriate
technique for its use is also important knowledge
passed between generations of mothers,
daughters and grandmothers.
As such, they are an important vehicle
for ensuring social and cultural continuity
and cohesion an act as a metaphorical
connection to place and kin.”
The ReDot Fine Art Gallery is extremely honoured to present our first ever collaboration
with Baluk Arts, an urban Indigenous community arts centre making waves in the art
world, based in Mornington, Victoria, in a double-header which highlights the stunning
recent developments of this cooperative and its star doyenne, Lisa Waup.
Baluk is a local Kulin word meaning many or group of people, clan or mob and this
reflects the art centres close connection and the diversity with their artists. Their artists
hail from all over Australia and their art expresses their identity and diverse cultural
heritage in a contemporary context.
Through Baluk Arts, family groups and members of the stolen generation have reconnected
with their culture and express their histories through strong artistic practices to support
their cultural and creative wellbeing.
Finding Place, is the first international solo exhibition for Lisa Waup, a core, cohesive,
figure in the development of Baluk Arts since 2012. The exhibition showcases all of Lisa’s
exquisite weaving practices, as she creates stunning 3D sculptural works to symbolise
connection to nature, connection to land and connection to her people. Whimsical
works of tender detail, painstakingly created, meticulously dreamt up, which entice the
audience to reflect on the beauty of modern Australian Indigenous culture.
The adjunct exhibition, Badjurr-Baluk (Women of Baluk), has been lovingly curated by
Lisa, to complement and energise her own show, and is a collection of works by four key
female collaborators from Baluk Arts, Indigenous artists exploring the protective and
nurturing role of nature as it applies to them.
Beverley Meldrum, Cassie Leatham, Gillian Garvie and Tallara Gray make up the
supporting cast in these not to be missed joyous homages to Indigenous Australian
The exhibitions run in parallel, creating a beautiful juxtaposition for our audience to enjoy,
beginning on Saturday 1st September and runs until Sunday 30th September 2018 and is
a fitting final homage to our time at our current location in the heart of the Singaporean
central business district.
ReDot Fine Art Gallery