Graduate Certificate of Visual Art
Informed by ongoing research into the 1970s and 80s, I am interested in working with found images and objects that speak to a multi-layered representation of Australia’s history. By seeking out past displays of intimacy and humanity, my practice contemplates the ways in which preceding moments might still hold relevance today. Using simple, familial sewing skills, loved discarded clothing, leftover fabrics and haberdashery, items that store personal memories, I intuitively cut and piece together material to create fabric paintings. Through the use of quilting, I revisit skills often associated with ‘feminine’ crafts, connecting with materiality to provide pragmatic objects of warmth. Through my work, I hope to speak to an exchange of histories and the development of a relationship to material on a personal and broader cultural level.