Parramatta Artists' Studios
Paula do Prado
pallay and yuyay are two words from the Quechua language family, the first means ‘to gather’ and the second ‘to remember’. The exhibition is a reflection on the interconnectedness of creative practice, plants and personal cultural rituals. By bringing into proximity what was previously scattered and seemingly unrelated, the process of gathering is a form of remembering, is a form of repair. To invoke the spirit of gathering the plant yerba maté (ilex paraguariensis) will be brought into the gallery and rosemary (salvia rosmarinus) as a symbol of remembrance. Although this is very much about my own path to return to ancestral and ritual connection, I am curious to see what we might remember together in this space.