The exhibition New Sacred has been developed as a partnership between Parramatta Artists Studios and Mosman Art Gallery in response to critical discourses in contemporary Australian art practices concerning storytelling through ritual, cultural traditions, narratives and folklore.
New Sacred includes newly commissioned and recent artworks by nine contemporary Australian artists who are current residents or Alumni of the Parramatta Artists Studios. Together the artists work across a range of art media including installation, performance, video, painting and cross disciplinary practices, some with direct reference to and engagement with culturally rich artisan traditions.
Artists include: Adorned, Khadim Ali, Cigdem Aydemir, Keg de Souza, Mehwish Iqbal, Elena Papanikolakis, Marikit Santiago, Salote Tawale and Shireen Taweel.
Parramatta Artists Studios is an initiative of the City of Parramatta and is assisted by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Adorned, Wisdom, Memory and Song, 2017
Still from video , 21 mins 16 secs
Camera and sound recording by Craig Bender and Vera Hong, musical score by George Tillianakis