The shadow play collection showcased in this exhibition ’DANGEROUS’ is inspired by a 1950s book called “Happy Homes”, a guide to housewives and home lovers everywhere and encapsulates the 1950’s idea of the perfect woman / housewife.
Sig was influenced by her parents' boho vibes, her mother was a traditional homemaker but also a free spirit and psychologist so actively seeking knowledge, her father was an American journalist, both parents were more likely found collecting wood to light an open fire, hosting wild parties and being free, rather  than working 9-5 office gimps.
Their choices informed Sig throughout her life.

From an early age Sig was exposed to alternative living and continues to explore the dark side of life through her art. 
Sig spent her early childhood in Germany before being accepted into the top banana art uni Goldsmiths / London  where she studied fine art and art history. There she discovered the joys of living in squats and being a young creative in the London Underground arts scene. She now lives back in Germany with her son Sky.

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“My art questions the established patriarchal order, the social roles of women and the clichés around traditional family life and romantic love”.
Sig Waller

Sig has sabotaged the book’s ideals using her humorous style critiquing the roles for women within these homes. Shadow Play presents a dark cartoon figure manipulating a 1950’s housewife. We fell in love with this character just as we have been in love with SIG WALLER from the get go. Shadow Play formed a part of an exhibition called Happy Homes, which featured work by Sig Waller and Chris Shaw Hughes. 

This body of work is timeless as the struggle for women's rights continues to bubble and boil across the world and the ‘me too’ movement and international women's movement picks up as much pace as it can worldwide.

Women's rights are changing and reforms are being pushed forward, along with many international countries Australia is starting to break through the boundaries and womens’ voices are becoming louder and more people are being forced to become accountable. 

SIG WALLER has been represented through the gallery since it opened pre-pandemic. Art collectors in Australia are starting to become more aware of her talent.