Artist shares creative journey – Indochina: A Trail of Inspiration

Artist Vicki Bulliard with one of her textile artworks.
Artist Vicki Bulliard with one of her textile artworks.

A WORLD away from Mandurah, the rural villages of Vietnam and Cambodia provided the creative spark for the IndoChina: A Trail of Inspiration exhibition that opens this Friday at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah.

Interested in the ‘back stories’ of places, artist Vicki Bulliard embarked on a recent adventure promising a glimpse of a world steeped in tranquillity, tradition and colour.

Armed with her paintbox and sketchbooks, the artist visited awe-inspiring temples, laneways and textile villages, vibrant cities and peaceful mountain villages.

Bulliard invites her audience to relive her cultural journey through the exhibition.

The audience’s attention will be drawn to cultural narratives and beliefs through her contemporary interpretation of textile hangings, sketches, installations and sculptural works.

Bulliard said she was delighted to share her passion for recently learned customs and techniques through her new works.

“The incredible difference I found across the region in textiles, food and the way people dressed and lived amazed me,” she said.

The public is invited to join Bulliard when she discusses her journey, artworks and inspirations at Contemporary Arts Spaces on Sunday, October 11 at 2pm.