Presented in association with Craft as part of our Craft Forward series, Everyday Shrines features fourteen new works, together with an earlier work acquired for the Gallery collection in 2015.

Some works included in the exhibition, such as Coat of Arms and Land of Success, shine a spotlight on national pride and Australian values, while Tree Nymph and Beckoning Kangaroo present a strange mash-up of Australian and Asian symbology. Srivilasa’s sculptures are both extraordinarily beautiful and present a humorous commentary on our everyday society.

Our Craft Forward program sees us working with four leading Victorian craftspeople, Vipoo Srivilasa, Lisa Waup, Sarah CrowEST and Maree Clarke over the next four years, creating new bodies of work for exhibition in regional Victorian galleries.