Artist weaves message of tolerance, respect

Artist Fiona Gavino with her piece Tolerance, Change, Difference. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d395656
Artist Fiona Gavino with her piece Tolerance, Change, Difference. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d395656

Madeleine Clarke, from Fremantle, Fiona Gavino, from White Gum Valley, and South Fremantle’s Alessandra Rossi have all put their artistic skills to good use, creating pieces that will join those of more than 70 artists, both national and international, for the exhibition next month.

Gavino, who created a woven sculpture titled Tolerance, Change, Difference, said she had enjoyed doing artwork like this for the last 15 years.

‘The inspiration for the piece came when I did an artist-in-residency in Bali last year,’ she said.

‘I noticed the Balinese were very tolerant and they have a lot of patience, so that’s kind of where the inspiration for the piece came from.

‘The piece explores the notions of tolerance, change and difference, not just as concepts but as strong tools for improved social change, and Australia can learn much from its diverse people and the culture they bring.’

Sculpture by the Sea is at Cottesloe Beach from March 8 to 25.