Sera Waters

Sera Waters’ practice considers the legacies of Australia’s colonial past to contemplate how this past’s reverberations haunt us today and how one is implicated by ancestry within our shared histories. Sera is a graduate of the South Australian School of Art (2000), has a Master of Arts (Art History) from University of Adelaide (2006), and is a PhD candidate at the University of South Australia.  She teaches at the Adelaide Central School of Art. In 2006 Sera was awarded the Ruth Tuck Scholarship to attend the Royal School of Needlework (Hampton Court Palace, UK) to study hand embroidery. Since this time her practice has been characterised by darkly stitched meticulousness. Her embroidered black-works and handcrafted sculptures, which reveal an enduring interest in colonial Australian history, have been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Germany and Australia, including Sensorial Loop: 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial. Sera is represented in the Cruthers Collection of Women’s art and the Art Gallery of South Australia.

March 2015