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Paula do Prado - Iyanla

Published 16th July, 2019 in Exhibition and Shows
  • Location

    Shoalhaven Regional Gallery

    12 Berry Street
    Nowra NSW 2541

  • Date

    7th September 2019 to 28th September 2019

  • Time

    10:00am to 2:00pm

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lya-nla, iya is a Yoruba word for Mother, nla means big. Iya-nla means big mother or great mother, ancestral mother. The artworks take as a starting point a collection of domestic cloths passed down from women in the family as well as collected crochet and lace pieces sourced in markets and antique shops in Uruguay and Argentina.

The domestic cloths reference the capacity for cloth to act as an archive. Each piece functions as a sensorial trigger to explore the intersections of the artist's family history with the Atlantic slave trade, colonisation and migration.

This body of work is a reflection of her personal growth as a black woman, a mother and artist. It seeks to honour those that have come before, to acknowledge and listen to the ancestral mother within and to continue the work of self-healing.

Event Location

Shoalhaven Regional Gallery
12 Berry Street
Nowra NSW 2541

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Published 16th July, 2019 in Exhibition and Shows
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