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Village Vessels by Sarra Tzijan

Exhibition  /  13 Jan 2022  -  06 Feb 2022
Published: 17.01.2022
Village Vessels by Sarra Tzijan.
JamFactory Adelaide
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19 Morphett St
5000 -  Adelaide
AUSTRALIA
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Management:
Lucy Potter
Sarra Tzijan. Vessels: Village Vessels no.6 (right), no.7 (left) and no.8 (middle), 2021. Bronze, glass. 18.5 x 12.5 x 14.5 cm, 15.5 x 14 x 14 cm, 22.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. From series: Village Vessels. Sarra Tzijan
Vessels: Village Vessels no.6 (right), no.7 (left) and no.8 (middle), 2021
Bronze, glass
18.5 x 12.5 x 14.5 cm, 15.5 x 14 x 14 cm, 22.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
From series: Village Vessels
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Intro
Driven by process, the work explores the "Village Vessels" concept, acknowledging that each singular work holds the knowledge of countless people and the marks of many hands.

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Sarra Tzijan
A solo exhibition by Indian Australian artist Sarra Tzijan showing new work developed in collaboration with JamFactory’s glass studio. These objects dissect Tzijan’s mixed heritage, analysing feelings of acceptance, cultural displacement and belonging. Driven by process, the work explores the ‘Village Vessels’ concept, acknowledging that each singular work holds the knowledge of countless people and the marks of many hands. These objects embody their stories also. This exhibition forms part of a continued inquiry into the Indian art form Dhokra: one of the earliest known techniques of lost-wax casting.

Village Vessels exhibits pieces from the development of work made during a residency in Panchgani, India researching Dhokra: one of the earliest known techniques of lost-wax metal casting. Time spent in this residency has continued to be a major focus in my practice.
 
The Dhokra process looks at the dynamics of village life and collective making. As the title suggests, the development of the Village Vessels relies on the involvement of others to create what I see as a successful outcome. Traditionally Dhokra artists work in a community where the making is naturally collaborative: a communal effort rather than a solo journey. Hand skills are passed down through families and the village adopts Dhokra as a lifestyle. Although each artist has creative control over their work, others will take on roles of casting, making moulds, tools or producing smaller components.
 
Each of the Village Vessels undergoes a sequence of labour-intensive steps that requires patience and care. Each is the work of many people and they as glass studio practitioners. The resulting finished vessel is an analogy to my heritage. In the creation of this work, it reveals ways to understand me and my place.
 


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Sarra Tzijan. Vessel: Village Vessel no.13, 2021. Bronze, glass. 12.5 x 26 x 12.5 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. From series: Village Vessels. Sarra Tzijan
Vessel: Village Vessel no.13, 2021
Bronze, glass
12.5 x 26 x 12.5 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
From series: Village Vessels
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Sarra Tzijan. Vessel: Village Vessel no.9, 2021. Bronze, glass. 30 x 15 x 15 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. From series: Village Vessels. Sarra Tzijan
Vessel: Village Vessel no.9, 2021
Bronze, glass
30 x 15 x 15 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
From series: Village Vessels
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Sarra Tzijan. Vessel: Village Vessel no.10, 2021. Bronze, glass. 12.5 x 17 x 14 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. From series: Village Vessels. Sarra Tzijan
Vessel: Village Vessel no.10, 2021
Bronze, glass
12.5 x 17 x 14 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
From series: Village Vessels
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Sarra Tzijan. Vessel: Village Vessel no.11, 2021. Bronze, glass. 13.5 x 24 x 13 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. From series: Village Vessels. Sarra Tzijan
Vessel: Village Vessel no.11, 2021
Bronze, glass
13.5 x 24 x 13 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
From series: Village Vessels
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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