This group exhibition takes its inspiration from the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics known as Kintsugi or Kintsukuroi, meaning ‘golden joinery’ or ‘golden repair’. This ancient technique uses lacquer dusted or mixed powdered gold, silver or platinum to highlight the beauty of broken things.
This creative collaboration celebrates the beauty of the broken, the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete (in life, in nature and in art), with each of the seven artists interpreting and weaving the art of golden repair into their work and various mediums, creating unique pieces that remind us of the beautiful art of imperfection.
As a philosophy, Kintsugi provides a rich metaphor about the beauty of embracing the cracks and breaks, not only in external objects, but within ourselves. In highlighting the beauty of the scars of these broken objects, Kintsugi reminds us that the broken parts of ourselves need not be disguised or discarded. The art of golden repair encourages us to celebrate our cracks, breaks and scars as reminders of our wisdom, our history and our ‘breakthroughs’.
“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” Rumi
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Opening night is 5.30-8pm on 30 September and will be exhibiting for one week only. FREE ENTRY.