A Common Thread

A Common Thread

A Common Thread by emerging makers Sam Gold (SA) and Harriet McKay (ACT) is a contemporary and multidisciplinary collaboration encompassing textile painting, ceramic sculpture and installation.  The exhibition is fundamentally concerned with how connection to a material connects us as humans.  

For Gold, the exhibition is in some ways a lament on the repetitious acts during the creation process and the ways time and space inform the artist’s use of materials and technique. Gold explores this notion through clay and has created sculptural forms through repetitive mark-marking embedded within the clay. Gold’s body is a tool, the clay becomes a site to document time and experiential narratives.  

McKay’s approach is based on a more intuitive process of editing and evaluating the compositional balance of her textile works much as a painter does when constructing a painting. Through the process of play and the practice of repetitive trial and error, McKay’s works are arranged, ordered, and moulded the same way a painter pulls and pushes the paint around the space of a canvas.



9-29 Nov 2020

Next occurrence: 9 Nov 2020




A Common Thread

Canberra Centre, 148 Bunda Street, Monaro Mall, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia