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Flower Power  , Everyday Shrines, 2018, Vipoo Srivilasa, photography by Andrew Barcham

Flower Power, Everyday Shrines, 2018, Vipoo Srivilasa, photography by Andrew Barcham

 
 

31 March to 17 June 2018

Sale -Craft Victoria is delighted to partner with Gippsland Art Gallery to present Vipoo Srivilasa’s solo exhibition Everyday Shrines. Featuring fourteen new works, together with an earlier work acquired for the Gippsland Art Gallery collection in 2015, the exhibition presents Srivilasa's contemporary interpretations of 'Spirit Houses' found outside almost every house in South East Asia.

"Informed by his Eastern-Western lived experiences, Srivilasa's work adds a contemporary and light-hearted slant to native traditions and rituals." writes Mariam Arcilla. "Over the past fifteen years, he has used ceramics to broach stories and ask questions that reflect the cultural narrative of this motherland and adoptive country."

The exhibition expresses the artist's desire to preserve but also mordernise traditional rituals.  He says: “Traditions shape who we are today and who we are likely to become. Keeping the deities tradition alive provides a sense of comfort, and sometimes a sense of belonging and security.”

Craft’s initiation of Craft Forward marks a dedication to bringing craft to regional Victoria through exhibitions and public programs. This is the first exhibition in the Craft Forward series that presents solo exhibitions by influential Victorian makers at Victorian regional centres, supported by Creative Victoria. 

Craft Victoria has a longstanding relationship with Vipoo Srivilasa through in-house solo and group exhibitions and public programs, and is delighted to once more celebrate his renowned practice.

Vipoo Srivilasa’s exhibition Everyday Shrines will be opened at Gippsland Art Gallery on Thursday 29 March at 6.00pm. Members of the public are welcome and are invited to meet the artist and discuss his work. The exhibition continues until 17 June.

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Notes to Editors: The artist is available for interview. For further information and/or images please contact Viktoria Laux at Craft on 03 9650 7775 or vlaux@craft.org.au.