For Sonya Rankine, weaving embodies cultural revival and forms an integral part of her identity as a Ngarrindjeri, Ngadjuri, Narungga and Wirangu artist. Through her practice, she shares the truth of her country’s history and the impact of colonisation, while also paying respect to her family connections with the Ngarrindjeri people of the Lower Murray–Coorong region and the Ngadjuri people from the Mid North of South Australia.
In Spaces Between, she draws inspiration from life’s divergent paths, exemplified by the movement of people at Adelaide Railway Station. Woven works made with natural materials fill the historic phone booths, creating intricate shadows.
Ngarrindjeri/Ngadjuri/Narungga/Wirangu people, South Australia