Travelling by String 2019

The title of this exhibition relates to an elemental way of being and moving through the world. The environment of objects and images presented by Bernadette Boscacci reflects her artistic enquiries into her own creative journey and deep love of nature. The exhibition marks 20 years since Bernadette returned to live and work in Townsville, and 20 years since her first solo exhibition at Umbrella Studio.

Travelling by String:

• is living in the present as process
• there is no conscious point of commencement
• just pick up a thread and go from there
• the key to travelling is to make a start and continue
• knots may arise or be made at any time along the way
• time spent unravelling is inevitable
• unpick any knots that limit one’s ability to move forward
• some knots are helpful and add to the strength of the line
• bind tightly that which needs to be held fast
• fix your binds to points of stability
• one thread will lead you and may lead you to others
• it isn’t necessary to follow only one thread
• it is possible to follow and lead simultaneously
• from time to time, loosen the cords for flow to happen
• integrate loops, they’re fun and can be integral to structure
• pay attention to form and detail during the journey
• observe and consider the warp, work your weft amongst it
• follow the path of least resistance
• be opportunistic and make the most of the spaces in between
• maintain a view to the expanse – the overall fabric
• being on the path is the goal
• weave with intent and awareness

Travelling By String