Sandra Burton

July 2017: Sandra Burton at Lismore City Hall with her

'Knitting Nannabots of Lismore: A Moment in Time' installation.

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Showcasing figurative sculptures assembled from found & made objects,

artist and silversmith Sandra Burton presents a solo show entitled

'What do you do in the war Mummy?'

On view from the 1st May until 18th May 2015, this exhibition

asks questions about women in the frontline

and their direct on-the-ground participation in war.

The opening celebration night is Friday 1 May 2015, 6-8PM.

This is a FREE event.

Men and women - come and celebrate the work of Sandra Burton

and join as one as we take a look

at the idea of war through Sandra's eyes!

'What do you do in the war Mummy?'

Sandra states about her work,

"When women are at war

there will be many differing views on the subject

of women in the front line.

I would like to think that women

could use their powers

to change the minds of men

towards resolutions of conflicts

rather than perpetuate the

"same old! same old!"

When I think particularly of the Iraq war

and the subsequent loss of life for the fictitious propaganda "weapons of mass destruction",

I want to weep.

Weeping is not good enough.

An example in Lismore of the collective influence of women is the knitting nannas against gas movement

started by Clare Twomey. The forces of good and evil are at work here. Anything is possible if we believe

and are motivated enough."

'Meanwhile.......back in Afghanistan'

'Who do you want to be?'

About Sandra Burton

Making art since the 80s, Sandra Burton has a work

included in the permanent collection of the

Sydney Powerhouse Museum and has been featured

in a number of Australian art publications.

Formerly a resident of Sydney,

she now resides in Lismore where she continues to

create colourful and challenging works with a social

and political commentary. She is also an active member

of the Knitting Nannas Against Gas.