Thursday, May 27


8:00am GTM
9:00am London Time
10:00am CETS
4:00pm Hong Kong Time / Taipei Time
5:30pm South Australia Time


Expanding upon her theory of ‘ghostscapes’, Australian artist and academic Sera Waters will discuss her research practice of creatively caring for and within neglected or invisible spaces of intergenerational knowledge. Using a lens of materiality Waters will discuss the research and methods underpinning her practice which reconsiders and responds to domestic and hand-crafted artefacts and spaces as witnesses to untold truths, as keepers of matriarchal knowledge, and as legacies to learn from and use as guides toward a survivable future. This presentation will draw upon Waters’ new research project, Future Traditions, enabled by the Guildhouse Fellowship 2020.

This Happening #3 is organsied by the Socially Engaged Arts group from Social Transformation.
The event will be take place on zoom and live streamed from our Instagram account
@caringinthetimeof_ and

Sera will also be taking over our Instagram prior to the event, so please follow and watch that space!

About the Speaker

A little bit about Sera – she is an artist, arts writer and academic living upon Kaurna Country, South Australia. Her art practice dwells within the historical gaps of settler colonial home-making and interrogates home-craft and needlework patterns. Building upon her PhD research into ‘genealogical ghostscapes’, Waters has been exploring how textile traditions can help navigate a future affected by climate change via her developing project ‘Future Traditions’, enabled by the 2020 Guildhouse Fellowship (with Art Gallery of South Australia, supported by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation). In 2017 Waters was recipient of the inaugural ACE Open South Australian artist commission and created her solo exhibition, ‘Domestic Arts’, which is touring regional South Australia with Country Arts SA from late 2020 until October 2021. Other major exhibitions include Dark Portals, at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia (2013), Sappers and Shrapnel at Art Gallery of South Australia (2016) and Going Round in Squares at Ararat Gallery TAMA (2019).