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Mythical creatures 1 (fabric piece of Indian ocean) | 2021

Susie Vickery


Purchase note: When you buy a fabric piece of the Indian ocean, the backing denim hanging strip and the stitched writing will be removed (unless you advise you want to keep it on). The handle holes will be repaired with appliqué.

Curiosity has always driven people to explore the world. Discoveries are made, lands colonised and wonders revealed. People, cultures and species transform or vanish.

The installation tells the stories of five curious women who transformed themselves and in turn transformed the world. The curious five sailed through life, their bow waves creating gentle ripples, sometimes rolling surf and sometimes tidal waves of change.

But as the ocean transforms us, we transform it. Ripples of change spread from our use of precious resources, the exploitative work from which we benefit and the plastic we discard.

Supported by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. Bappaditya Biswas, Kolkata, India; Janakpur Women's Development Center, Janakpur, Nepal; Mark Binns, Fremantle.

This work is part of the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial exhibition Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday.

Artist Susie Vickery

Susie creates embroidered animations, automata and textile pieces inspired by the projects she works with. Her work has been exhibited in London, Birmingham, Sweden, USA, Norway, Wales, Perth, Mumbai, Melbourne and rural Western Australia.

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Product Information

  • Materials

    Organic cotton, natural dyes, hand painting & appliqué

  • Size

    500 x 120 cm

  • Made

    Perth, Australia

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