8 December – 20 December 2021
Louise Meuwissen is an Australian artist who works with textiles and found materials to make detailed embroidered paintings, sculptures and wearable art. Meuwissen is interested in adornment and decoration, the connections between labour and luxury, and the ways we express ourselves and connect with each other through the objects we choose to collect and discard. Her practice is underpinned by environmental concerns and reverence for nature and her research investigating devotion, the Sublime, hoarding, storytelling and mythology.
Meuwissen has exhibited at Sydney Contemporary, Spring 1883, Heide MOMA, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, and RMIT Gallery. Her works have been shortlisted for the Blake Prize 2020, Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019, and The Victorian Craft Awards 2022.
“Like a sink hole, a black hole, a vortex, an aura; each work creates a sense of transportation to the unknown, a place or space determined by the viewer’s meditations. Each manifestation (each artwork) suggesting the exploration of deep time, deep thinking. Often with works that require such labour the hand and the subconscious are entwined, the pieces representing a physical realisation, a phenomenon of thought processes. Trapped between space and time, romantic sublime.”
– Debbie Pryor, 2021
Artwork photography courtesy of Matthew Stanton