Thu 21 July 2011 2pm – 3pm

Location: Biodiversity Gallery, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide

Presenter: Sera Waters

Bookings are no longer available.

An exhibition by Adelaide-based artist and writer Sera Waters rounds out the 2011 program of the Craftsouth project Inside SAM’s Place. Waters’ exhibition, Flocked: Collecting Bird Stories from SA, is a participatory project that reflects upon South Australian bird life through stories and art.

Waters has spent the last several months studying bird collections in the SA Museum and gathering personal bird stories from the public via a blog and a nest box in the museum foyer. Flocked features the new textile and embroidered art she has made, together with bird skins, eggs and nests from the museum collection, creating a rich and complex world of anecdote and art celebrating the colourful culture of local birds and people, and the connections between them. ‘After the wonderful time I spent with the bird collection, and with individual birds, it struck me how much their world is intertwined with ours, and how reliant we are upon one another,’ says Waters.

About this project    

Inside SAM’s Place is a long-running collaboration between Craftsouth and the South Australian Museum which allows artists to access the museum’s historical collections and create new work in response to their research. The 2010–11 installment of this project commissioned South Australian artists Rosie Hannam, Tom Moore, Lauren Simeoni, Annalise Rees and Sera Waters to create three exhibitions interpreting museum material through visual art, craft and design.