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

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Film

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

8th December 2022 — 10th December 2022

Mature themes and violence

Presented by Country Arts SA

Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje, fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death

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