Barr Smith Library, Arts & Heritage Collection, University of Adelaide 2009

SALA Festival (Formerly SALA Week)

Half Light

In day light there is truth, in half light there is memory.

31 July – 30 August 2009

Exhibition opened by: Andrew Durham, Director of Artlab Australia

Half light is something we see and then it lingers, falls short of what we want it to be. It is always something else, never firm or true. This body of work is a memorial to my father, evoking a memory of our first and last time together. My father, a tailor, loved all forms of textiles. As a child, I remember the plaid fabric in his car, understated lines buried and overlapping. I remember he owned the popular car of the time, a Morris Minor. I remember the wood grain on the dashboard and the fawn colour interior. I remember the exterior of the car, a unique mint green complete with wooden trim.