MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO is participating in a group exhibition at Blacktown Art Centre (NSW) titled Uncovered: Hidden Pleasures of the Day. Uncovered brings together three contemporary visual artists with connections to Blacktown. Each artist explores notions of the commonplace and everyday experience, often overlooked or left uncovered or unrevealed. They share a passion and love for intricacy and complexity in what at first sight might seem common and obvious.
Cardoso’s work with the Tjanpi Desert Weavers emerged from artists’ camps in Central Australia. The resulting exhibition, Kuru Alala, toured nationally and at Blacktown Arts Centre in 2011. Maria’s new artworks for Blacktown add to her project, the Museum of Copulatory Organs (MoCA) first shown at the Biennale of Sydney 2012.
For Uncovered, Cardoso has ‘undressed’ a variety of flowers, counted how many ‘wives and husbands’ each have, and then proceeded to photograph them ‘naked’.
The program for Uncovered also includes a workshop on Saturday 8 March between 10am to 1pm with Cardoso. In this workshop, participants will undress flowers and create small sculptures.
The workshop is $15 per person and includes workshop materials and lunch, followed by artist talks.
Exhibition dates: Thursday 27 February to Saturday 12 April 2014.