DFunk Gallery is showcasing its sixth exhibition, Freyja Moon's Into the Dollhouse which officially opens on Friday, March 5.
Freyja Moon is an embroidering textile artist based in Taree, NSW.
Freyja hand-embroiders recycled and eco-dyed fabrics to create hanging tapestries and sculptural hangings, inspired by subjects referring to the personal and often times still considered taboo.
Freyja's practice often involves layering torn patches of eco-dyed and/or recycled fabrics as bases for the work to convey the multiple facets of one time, place or experience.
Freyja finds the act of hand embroidery therapeutic in its rhythm, and a large quantity of the work examines patterns found in human behaviour, shown in warped often circular designs, repetitive stitching and hanging connective threads.
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"I use images of the human body, nature, and symbolic objects to explore themes of identity, trauma, hetero-normative culture, mental illness and time," Freyja said.
"Into the Dollhouse represents the ways in which our curiosity towards personal identity and change can often be suppressed. It examines compulsory gender traits, ingrained self-doubt, and the importance of perspective."
This body of work seeks to explore themes of introspection and contemplating the ways we are moulded by society, family, peers, and ourselves.
"My inspiration comes from my own exploration through writing, curiosity of personal histories and social, cultural and the political- their correlation and fluidness, inter meshed with trans influences."
Freyja has an upcoming collaborative show in September at the Manning Regional Art Gallery with Gemma Cross, in which both artists delve into the parallels of mental health and the climate crises affecting our communities.
"The traumas our environment faces mirrors the traumas in our personal lives - with one often times affecting the other."
Freyja's solo exhibition official opening is on Friday, March 5 from 5-8pm. All are welcome and light refreshments will be provided. This event is COVID-safe.
The exhibition will run from March 3 for four weeks until Saturday March 27. All exhibitions and events are free to attend.
The DFunk gallery is for all community/s members to share, expand, learn, get creative together and is suitable to all ages, creative experience levels and backgrounds.
The gallery is available for weekly hire at rates designed to ensure accessibility.
The exhibition space is open to the public from Wednesday to Saturday, 10am - 2pm.
Dfunk Gallery is taking bookings for 2021, with the gallery space available for hire from July 14, 2021 onwards. Be quick though to book a show! Contact Sue Reynolds to join the DFunk Gallery mailing list or discuss terms and conditions and availability for bookings. Call 0429 985 703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DFunk Gallery is at 105A Isabella Street, Wingham.
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