At some point or another we all long for a sense of stillness. Our minds racing will halt for just a moment, just long enough that we can hear ourselves breathe, clarity, connectivity to the here and now. “When We Are Still” a new exhibition by textile and installation artist, Poppy Kural feels like a remedy to the noise in our heads and our hearts. It speaks to us, well, whispers really. As we softly cast our eyes on Kural’s collection of woven artworks we feel contemplative, the woven pieces have a sense of history, a generational pull calling out from Paleolithic times, yes the craft has been around for that long. We feel that Kural has channeled all those who have weaved before her, there is an energy in each intricately woven work. Recycled and repurposed metallic threads and fabrics are interlaced working with mirrored glass, transparent surfaces and diaphanous textiles. Go see it now.
by Bec Khoury
When We Are Still, Poppy Kural. The ELLERY Gallery, 213 Glenmore Road, Paddington, showing April 13 – May 3