Mid North Coast based artist Niomi Sands explores the often over looked collections of lost property in this exhibition. Over the past three and a half years Sands has been trawling through lost property collections uncovering somewhat quirky gems that represent our everyday lives. Sands meticulously recreates these collections in thread. The hand sewn line becomes a ghostly outline and the cross stitched motif transforms in to an abstract study of the lost objects.
The use of thread and the technique of sewing is an ever present part of our everyday lives: it holds together the fabric that we clothe ourselves in, sewing is present in our home and work lives, it almost everywhere, sewing can be recreational, domestic and traditionally a feminine pursuit. The exhibition Where the lost things go is the third instalment of this research project and includes three main works Catalogue of the found, 2018- 2019, Where the lost things go, 2019 and a companion work to lost and longing, remembering the last time, 2019.