Gareth Bate'â€™s Jewel Net of Indra is a cosmology representing the interconnectedness and interdependency of all things. It is based on a Buddhist metaphor of an infinite net of jewels each representing an individual. Every jewel reflects all others. The installation incorporates hundreds of manufactured acrylic mirrored discs, each with a hand painted portrait of a historical figure. It is a meditation on History and our relationships to the individuals who form it.
Garethâ€™s principle themes are our relationships with nature and our place in the universe. He was the winner of OCADâ€™s prestigious 401 Richmond Career-Launcher Prize, a free studio for a year. He is Festival Curator for the 2012 World of Threads Festival.