Patchwork and Parklands
12 September – 12 November 2016
Pinpoint: Contemporary Art Fair, Hatch Contemporary Art Space
Patchworks and Parklands was body of work which drew on two significant experiences for me. The first was my time as Artist in Residence at the Darebin Parklands where I first incorporated patchwork into my art practice and placing them in the environment. The second was the circumstances of returning to the site of my now abandoned childhood home.
The Returning Series was made in 2015, after a journey of discomfort, confusion, white guilt and reconciliation, I returned a stone artifact to the Gunai-Kurnai that my father had found on our farm in Gippsland. Afterwards I went to our former farm which is now a hardwood plantation. It was at this location, at our large wooden table that my Mum taught me how to sew patchwork. Memories and patchwork are integral to my current work as a method, a form of image making, and as a way to consider place.