A net woven from my own hair is Naarm Melbourne-based artist Jacqueline Stojanović’s first solo international exhibition.  

Stojanović and Laing met in 2017 as artists in residence at The Icelandic Textile Centre in Blönduós, Iceland. Stojanović’s weaving practice has since developed from small-scale weavings into large-scale textile installations, exhibited most recently at Haydens in Naarm Melbourne and in Pliable Planes which continues to tour Australia until 2024, featuring collaborative works with the late artist John Nixon. 

Stojanović’s practice expands what we might think of as weaving as she is working off the loom. In A net woven from my own hair, she presents a textile installation which approaches the Bauhaus’ architectural principles from a weaver’s sensibilities and draws inspiration from Yugoslav socialist architecture. Stojanović is playing with the idea of the human structures of time and architecture to construct her reality and reflect on a layered identity.  
We are pleased to present a publication to accompany the exhibition under the same title, which is available for purchase from our shop
Read the publication essay here.

About Jacqueline Stojanović

Jacqueline Stojanović is a visual artist based in Naarm Melbourne, Australia. Her expanded textile practice considers histories of the handmade through the processes of weaving, drawing, assemblage and installation. Taking the position that weaving is an ancient carrier of culture, Stojanović explores past and present personal cultural narratives; adopting the language of abstraction and approaching weaving through an open use of materials from the industrial to the domestic. She continues the practice of hand weaving within a contemporary framework, as a tool to navigate shifts in collective social and material values mapping time and place.  

Stojanović’s works are held in public and private collections including The Justin Art House Museum and the National Gallery of Victoria. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Monash University and graduated with Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2015. During 2017 she was an artist in residence at The Icelandic Textile Centre in Blönduós, Iceland, and in 2022 she was an awardee of an Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant to undertake textile research at Lottozero in Prato, and the Fondazione Lisio in Florence, Italy. Stojanović currently teaches Woven Textile Design at RMIT University in Brunswick, Melbourne Australia.