New exhibition finds beauty in breakage and repair

18/04/2018

The Dragon’s Lair Gallery at Hurstville Museum & Gallery will host Kintsugi: all the king’s horses, an inspiring exhibition by artist Jill Samera that explores the beauty of breakage and repair.
 
The exhibition, which comprises of paintings and repaired ceramics, is inspired by a recent trip to Japan, where Jill encountered the philosophy of ‘kintsugi’.
 
The term is used to express the idea that cracks and repairs should be celebrated as markings of events in the lives of objects.  
 
It is also an ancient Japanese art form where broken pottery is restored with seams of lacquer mixed with gold, silver or platinum, with the resulting piece being considered as more beautiful for having been broken.
 
The exhibition explores these forms and ideas after Jill had a vision of cracks in dry land being filled with light and cracks in her life being filled with gold.
 
Kintsugi: all the king’s horses is on show from 7 to 29 April 2018. Artworks are for sale.
 
The Dragon’s Lair Gallery is a community art space within Hurstville Museum & Gallery. The Museum & Gallery welcomes exhibitions by individuals or groups, amateur or professional artists, and art styles of all varieties.
 
Exhibitors will be selected through a proposal process that will be assessed by an Exhibitions Committee. Exhibitions are selected to reflect the dynamic and innovative diversity that exists in the Georges River area.
 
For more information, please contact Hurstville Museum & Gallery on 9330 6444 or via email at museumgallery@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au
 
Hurstville Museum & Gallery is located at 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville.

Museum & Gallery opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm,
Sunday 2.00pm-5.00pm.