3 MARCH-9 APRIL
pallay yuyay : to gather, to remember
Paula do Prado
pallay and yuyay are two words from the Quechua language family, the first means ‘to gather’ and the second ‘to remember’. The exhibition is a reflection on the interconnectedness of creative practice, plants and personal cultural rituals. By bringing into proximity what was previously scattered and seemingly unrelated, the process of gathering is a form of remembering, is a form of repair. To invoke the spirit of gathering the plant yerba maté (ilex paraguariensis) will be brought into the gallery and rosemary (salvia rosmarinus) as a symbol of remembrance. Although this is very much about my own path to return to ancestral and ritual connection, I am curious to see what we might remember together in this space.
Paula do Prado, Ceremony 2019, crocheted and coiled paper covered wire, crochet and coiled wool, cotton, poly thread, poly rope, cotton fabric, polyfill, repurposed tassel sample, wire, glass seed beads, wooden beads, large handpainted wooden beads, African vinyl beads, açai seed beads, antique handcut beads. 105 x 70 x 10cm Photo: Document Photography.
3 MARCH-9 APRIL
Ritual My Beautiful Curse ( Cap Go Meh )
The ‘manna from heaven’ works created for this exhibition are in response to conversations made with the artist’s friends and family. The exhibition recalls the generosity and expression of love that is shared when eating ‘Jajan Pasar’ (Indonesian-Australian street snacks) with friends.
Jayanto Tan, Fairy Iced Gems Biscuit, Ceramic, 2021.
This exhibition is proudly supported by
PAULA DO PRADO, “PALLAY YUYAY: TO GATHER, TO REMEMBER”
JAYANTO TAN, “RITUAL MY BEAUTIFUL CURSE (CAP GO MEH)”
SATURDAY 6 MARCH, 12-3PM
Verge will be open Saturday 6 March to view Paula do Prado’s pallay yuyay : to gather, to remember and Jayanto Tan’s Ritual My Beautiful Curse (Cap Go Meh).
There will be three viewing times
12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm.
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