We are pleased to announce an exhibition A Thousand Stitches of Hope by Michelle Belgiorno on October 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Michelle Belgiorno is a Sydney-based artist whose work explores human culture and behaviour in all its diversity. Her work derives from direct observation, cultural relics, as well as from myths and other literary texts.
Her recent focus has been on the inscrutable culture of Japan, drawing on a deep connection, which began 40 years ago as an exchange student to Tokyo. The artist holds degrees in both Fine Arts (Painting) and Japanese (Honours). Recent exhibitions have looked at Japanese tea ceremony, death rites and senninbari war relics.
Here are some words from the artist herself.
Michelle Belgiorno works in several media including oil painting, collage, and installation, with a focus on Japanese culture.
This installation of senninbari is a collaborative work, stitched by hundreds of Japanese and Australian women to commemorate the strong friendship which has developed between our two countries since World War II. The knotted threads and stitches became a metaphor for the interwoven stories and connections between our two countries.
Michelle Belgiorno “A Thousand Stitches of Hope”
Date: October 26 (Thursday) to 28 (Saturday), 11:00 to 18:30, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition closing party and an artist talk on 28th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.