Fibril

Sofie Dieu
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
September
   
28
 -  
November
   
27
A small thread of various fibers or filaments that are constituted part of a larger structure. 

INFORMATION

Fibril at Gaffa Gallery will be an interwoven multi-sensory art installation. Artist Sofie Dieu will engage with Gaffa’s Atrium by installing a light sculpture that incorporates Australian wool.

Throughout the day, the work will be lit by natural light shining through Gaffa's atrium. When the sun sets, LEDs positioned inside the sculpture will illuminate to cast various shadows on Gaffa's walls.

Fibrils (from the Latin fibre) are structural biological materials found in nearly all living organisms. They are smaller parts of a fibre that forms the whole. The term Fibril reflects the collaborative approach of this project between artist Sofie Dieu, early career curator Pearl de Waal, various community members of The Australian Rare Breed Project, gallery manager Kimberley Peel and the Gaffa Gallery team.

The project participants have met, discussed and engaged with one another's practice as well as developed deeper meaning through flexible web-like sequence of actions. As a result, these art practitioners use Fibril to encourage collaborative art making, that is considered and experimental correlating their practice via reconstruction into an interwoven exhibition.

SOFIE DIEU

Sofie Dieu is a French born multi-media artist based in Sydney. Her journeys from France to China has uncovered many influences that have shaped her practice. Through site-specific art installations, intimate sculpture and large-scale ink on paper, Dieu’s work speaks of the flow of emotions, the way they shape us and how they are linked to collective and individual memory. Dieu completed a Master of Contemporary Practice at the University Montpellier, France.  She has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, including Wesserling National Eco Museum in France, and in Sydney, in North Contemporary Art Space and STACKS Projects. She currently completes a body of work for the Great Alpine Art Residency.

HAND WEAVERS AND SPINNING GUILD OF NEW SOUTH WALES

The Hand Weavers and Spinning Guild of New South Wales brings together people who practice the arts of hand weaving, spinning and associated crafts. They foster and encourage the crafts by instruction, discussion and exhibition. Classes and workshops run throughout the year with details of upcoming courses available on the Guild’s website. The Guild Rooms and the Guild Library are located behind St Paul’s Anglican Church, 205 Burwood Road, Burwood. The Guild Rooms are open every Saturday from 10am and each Thursday from 12noon to 4pm.

THE AUSTRALIAN RARE BREED SHEEP PROJECT

Some of important Australian sheep breeds are at risk of being lost due to their small breeding flock size, their localisation, and susceptibility to decimation of the breed to disease. The Australian Rare Breed Sheep Project is designed to increase the viability of these breeds through public speaking, workshops, shows and exhibitions. The Australian Rare Breed Sheep Project seeks to improve a connection between breeders to distribute meat, hydes, semen, and rams/ewes, create new financial streams, and ultimately support the shepherds who passionately preserve these important flocks.

 

PEARL DE WAAL

Pearl is a Dutch independent early career Curator based in Sydney. Pearl moved to Sydney in 2007 and completed a Bachelor of Art Education majoring in Photomedia, the College of Fine Arts. She has 10 years’ experience across service led industries focused in the Arts, Photography, Museum and Gallery environment. She is dedicated to the creation of successful exhibitions and public programs. Using a collaborative approach, she engages communities, the public and students in creative activity. She currently takes on a Masters in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of Sydney.

 

Fibril at Gaffa Gallery will be an interwoven multi-sensory art installation. Artist Sofie Dieu will engage with Gaffa’s Atrium by installing a light sculpture that incorporates Australian wool.

Throughout the day, the work will be lit by natural light shining through Gaffa's atrium. When the sun sets, LEDs positioned inside the sculpture will illuminate to cast various shadows on Gaffa's walls.

Fibrils (from the Latin fibre) are structural biological materials found in nearly all living organisms. They are smaller parts of a fibre that forms the whole. The term Fibril reflects the collaborative approach of this project between artist Sofie Dieu, early career curator Pearl de Waal, various community members of The Australian Rare Breed Project, gallery manager Kimberley Peel and the Gaffa Gallery team.

The project participants have met, discussed and engaged with one another's practice as well as developed deeper meaning through flexible web-like sequence of actions. As a result, these art practitioners use Fibril to encourage collaborative art making, that is considered and experimental correlating their practice via reconstruction into an interwoven exhibition.

SOFIE DIEU

Sofie Dieu is a French born multi-media artist based in Sydney. Her journeys from France to China has uncovered many influences that have shaped her practice. Through site-specific art installations, intimate sculpture and large-scale ink on paper, Dieu’s work speaks of the flow of emotions, the way they shape us and how they are linked to collective and individual memory. Dieu completed a Master of Contemporary Practice at the University Montpellier, France.  She has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, including Wesserling National Eco Museum in France, and in Sydney, in North Contemporary Art Space and STACKS Projects. She currently completes a body of work for the Great Alpine Art Residency.

HAND WEAVERS AND SPINNING GUILD OF NEW SOUTH WALES

The Hand Weavers and Spinning Guild of New South Wales brings together people who practice the arts of hand weaving, spinning and associated crafts. They foster and encourage the crafts by instruction, discussion and exhibition. Classes and workshops run throughout the year with details of upcoming courses available on the Guild’s website. The Guild Rooms and the Guild Library are located behind St Paul’s Anglican Church, 205 Burwood Road, Burwood. The Guild Rooms are open every Saturday from 10am and each Thursday from 12noon to 4pm.

THE AUSTRALIAN RARE BREED SHEEP PROJECT

Some of important Australian sheep breeds are at risk of being lost due to their small breeding flock size, their localisation, and susceptibility to decimation of the breed to disease. The Australian Rare Breed Sheep Project is designed to increase the viability of these breeds through public speaking, workshops, shows and exhibitions. The Australian Rare Breed Sheep Project seeks to improve a connection between breeders to distribute meat, hydes, semen, and rams/ewes, create new financial streams, and ultimately support the shepherds who passionately preserve these important flocks.

 

PEARL DE WAAL

Pearl is a Dutch independent early career Curator based in Sydney. Pearl moved to Sydney in 2007 and completed a Bachelor of Art Education majoring in Photomedia, the College of Fine Arts. She has 10 years’ experience across service led industries focused in the Arts, Photography, Museum and Gallery environment. She is dedicated to the creation of successful exhibitions and public programs. Using a collaborative approach, she engages communities, the public and students in creative activity. She currently takes on a Masters in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of Sydney.

 

FEATURED  WORKS

Sofie Dieu, A Tale of Hope, 2017, exhibition installation in progress

Sofie Dieu, A Tale of Hope, 2017, exhibition installation in progress

Sofie Dieu, A Tale of Hope, 2017, seed, mohair, gumtree branches, LED, dimensions variable
Artwork detail to be exhibited

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