ARTISTS / Sera Waters

Sera Waters is an Adelaide-based practicing artist and arts writer whose work is often imbued with dark meticulousness. She has spent time living in Tokyo and is a graduate of the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), South Australian School of Art, (1997-2000) and the Master of Arts (studies in Art History), Adelaide University (2003-2006).

She has been exhibiting regularly since graduating and being selected for Hatched, the National Graduate Exhibition at PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art) in 2001. In 2006, Waters was awarded the Ruth Tuck Scholarship, which enabled her to attend the Royal School of Needlework (Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, UK) to study hand embroidery. This experience is clearly evident in Waters’ practice, which regularly explores and challenges stitched techniques.

In 2009 three of Waters’ blackworks, from her Crooked Lineage explorations of petty crime, were selected to be exhibited in Talente, in the International Trade Fair, Munich. Waters is a current studio member of The Incinerator, Thebarton, and lectures and tutors in art history and theory, at Adelaide Central School of Art and the Art History program, Adelaide University, respectively.

 

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Works

Nightlight: Golden Sunset 2010 by Sera Waters

Nightlight: Golden Sunset  2010

card, contact, wool, cotton, nightlight

approximately 50 x 30 cm

Nightlight: Eureka 2010 by Sera Waters

Nightlight: Eureka  2010

card, contact, cotton, beads, nightlight

approximately 25 x 25 cm

Nightlight: Forlorn Pine 2010 by Sera Waters

Nightlight: Forlorn Pine  2010

card, contact, cotton, beads, nightlight

approximately 60 x 40 cm

Family Album 1: Warning 1857 (Von Guerard’s Stony Rises and the setting of the sun) + cone of stone 2010 by Sera Waters

Family Album 1: Warning 1857 (Von Guerard’s Stony Rises and the setting of the sun) + cone of stone  2010

card, fabric, cotton, wool, crewel, glow in the dark wool, beads, stuffing, lace, trims

variable

Family Album #3: Golden moments + Abandoned homes 2010 by Sera Waters

Family Album #3: Golden moments + Abandoned homes  2010

card, fabric, cotton, wool, crewel, glow in the dark cotton, beads, stuffing, lace, trims

dimensions variable

Family Album #5: etiquette of Government House + hulk of ghosts (flags: dangerous goods on board) 2010 by Sera Waters

Family Album #5: etiquette of Government House + hulk of ghosts (flags: dangerous goods on board)  2010

card, fabric, cotton, wool, crewel, glow in the dark cotton, beads, stuffing, lace, trims

dimensions variable

Family Album #6: Journey through the badlands with wild animals and lucky limbs 2011 by Sera Waters

Family Album #6: Journey through the badlands with wild animals and lucky limbs  2011

card, fabric, cotton, wool, crewel, glow in the dark cotton, beads, stuffing, lace, trims

dimensions variable

Great Australian Bite: Cavernous 2011 by Sera Waters

Great Australian Bite: Cavernous  2011

Linen, cotton, crewel, beads, sequins, trimmings, chain, card, stuffing, leather, tea-towel, felt

approximately 64 x 65 cm

Great Australian Bite: Gums 2011 by Sera Waters

Great Australian Bite: Gums  2011

linen, cotton, crewel, beads, sequins, trimmings, chain, card, stuffing, leather, tea-towel, felt

approximately 55 x 50 cm

Dark Doilies 2010 by Sera Waters

Dark Doilies  2010

wool, crewel, cotton, trim, lace

dimensions variable

Family Album #4: burrowing bunny 2010 by Sera Waters

Family Album #4: burrowing bunny  2010

card, fabric, cotton, wool, crewel, glow in the dark cotton, beads, stuffing, lace, trims

dimensions variable

EXHIBITIONS

Sera Waters CavernLight

Sera Waters CavernLight

09.09.2011 to 08.10.2011