Flyblown - Julia Robinson & Sera Waters

Opening - 12:00 AM - Thursday, 5th of August

Artist Talk - 6:00 PM

Running - 5 Aug 2010 - 21 Aug 2010

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.

Julia Robinson is an Adelaide based visual artist. Her practice takes the form of sculpture and installation and plays on a tension between the beautiful and the repulsive employing skills such as sewing and embroidery. Robinson derives inspiration from a number of sources pertaining to death and the Devil, drawing on such sources as Dante's Inferno, Häxan: Witchcraft throughthe ages, myths, poems and Bible passages.

Robinson exhibits regularly both in Adelaide and interstate. Selected exhibitions include The Sound of the Beast, Anna Pappas Gallery, Here's to my sweet Satan, Über Gallery, Nameless Cylinder Seedling Art Space, eat, wolf, the Project Space and Primavera at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art. She is currently lecturing at Adelaide Central School of Art and is a member of twinBEE Studios, St Peters where she is creating new work.

So please come down and enjoy the SALA Festival madness!