August, 2018

This is a repeating event

23aug10:00 am5:00 pmThe Fragility of Goodness: Abstraction, Abjection and ActivismElizabeth Day10:00 am - 5:00 pm Event Type :Exhibit


Event Details

Opening 6pm Thurs 23 Aug
Exhibition runs Fri 24 Aug – Sat 15 Sep
Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm

The Fragility of Goodness: Abstraction, Abjection and Activism is part of artist Elizabeth Day’s ongoing series Discontinued Narratives of Migration.

Her “drawings” presume the place of knitting as part of the vernacular of art. They use white baby wool, finely made into various abstract, modernist configurations.

Intimating something unsullied, innocent and pure, white wool evokes preciousness of the baby and its likewise precious bond with the mother. This relationship is knitted together, each folded into the other, the relationship as fragile as goodness and the work itself.

At the same time, these works also mark the forces always in play; that sully, deconstruct and de-territorialise whiteness.

The rhizome like structures in Day’s collaborative textile work emerged from workshops in NSW prisons, especially in relation to a garden developed for and with female prisoners. The work, including Risdon Fungi, reflects upon trans-generational trauma. These haunted and haunting “drawings” are not only inscriptions, but are uncanny, cryptic, abject and activist performances.

Join Elizabeth Day for the exhibition opening to be officially opened by Mary Scott. At this event, Day will also launch her book Discontinued Narratives.


Conversations With The Artist: 1pm Sat 15 Sep

Join Elizabeth for Conversations with the Artists form 1pm on Sat 15 Sep. This is a free, casual event where you can meet artists currently exhibiting at MAC and hear more about the stories and inspirations behind their exhibition.

Image: Elizabeth Day


(Thursday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Moonah Arts Centre

27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009