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VIPOO SRIVILASA Wellness Deity

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Vipoo Srivilasa, 'Wellness Deity', 2021. Image courtesy of the artist and Scott Livesey Galleries. Photograph: Simon Strong.

VIPOO SRIVILASA Wellness Deity

22 May 2021 - 22 Aug 2021

Vipoo Srivilasa is a Thai-born Melbourne-based artist, curator and arts activist. Srivilasa works predominantly in porcelain but also in an inter-disciplinary manner, creating works on paper, mix media and bronze sculpture, as well as large scale public art. Srivilasa’s playful blend of 19th century European figurines and Asian decorative art practices often explores contemporary cross-cultural and migration experiences.

This exhibition will present the 'Wellness Deity Project', which Srivilasa undertook in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This collaborative, community-driven project encouraged people to reflect on their experience of the pandemic. The artist invited people to submit a drawing of their Wellness Deity, a being that has a special empowering or protective power. Srivilasa selected 19 of these drawings to provide inspiration for a series of ceramic sculptures. Each deity has its own unique characteristics based on the personal stories submitted. Each work is also accompanied by a piece of commissioned creative writing.


Image: Vipoo Srivilasa, 'Wellness Deity', 2021. Image courtesy of the artist and Scott Livesey Galleries. Photograph: Simon Strong.

Gallery Details

Linden New Art
26 Acland Street
ST KILDA VIC 3182
T: 03 9534 0099
E: gallery@lindenarts.org
W: 
lindenarts.org

Opening Hours
Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm


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