A story of life, dreams and memories intertwining, entangling, and unravelling like threads of knotted course hairs on the tail of a wiry old beast.

The artist has used painting, basketry, crocheting with wool, fibres and other materials, embroidery, beading and more, to create her artworks that represent threads of dreams and memories in relation to her thoughts on surviving and living with trauma.

Contrary to the darker, central topic of this exhibition, pieces are made using bright colours, playful imagery, and a childlike presence.  Each artwork is intended to be a mixture of pleasing, playful, wilful, dreamlike, imaginative, and challenging to the viewer.  The viewer may not necessarily feel the immediate impact of the serious topic that is represented in these works, but with the accompaniment of their descriptions the somewhat uncomfortable and challenging nature of trauma will bare through.  This is intentional, as the artist believes that trauma doesn’t always mean that things need to remain dark and uncomfortable.  Through healing, we can learn, grow, and take hold of these threads of memories and dreams, rethreading them into a new story, a new path, a new future.

Why threads?

The use of textiles, fibres, paint, and other mediums seemed like the most apt way to depict how our dreams and memories can be interwoven, or even confused as time goes on and the details become blurred as our minds age and memories slip away into muddled up images of reality and imagination.

20 June to 8 July 2022
FREE Entry – Wed-Fri 12.30pm to 4pm and during events

Official Opening:
Wednesday 22 June at 4pm
All Welcome – Please RSVP [email protected]

Art Exhibition THREADS by Kat Bell is supported by

Arts on Screen: Euphoria
  • Film

Arts on Screen: Euphoria

8th August 2022 — 18th August 2022

Presented by Country Arts SA

This tale of good days, bad days and everything in between catapults us right into the heart of a little town where everyone knows everyone.

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Pissarro: Father of Impressionism
  • Film

Pissarro: Father of Impressionism

9th August 2022 — 10th August 2022

Presented by Country Arts SA

Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism.

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Following George Walker
  • Theatre

Following George Walker

11th August 2022 — 16th August 2022

Presented by Country Arts SA, Brink Productions

Following George Walker is inspired by the life of Adelaide actor Rory Walker’s great grandfather George W Walker: a vaudevillian and impresario who toured Australia in the early 20th century.

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