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.

Returning 2015 Mixed media various dimensions

Returning 2015
Mixed media
various dimensions

Resting on the hilltop, Labour Day 2016 Embroidery thread on naturally dyed linen 27 x 24cm

Resting on the hilltop, Labour Day 2016
Embroidery thread on naturally dyed linen 27 x 24cm

Sunday roast chicken, leaving Newport 2016 Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Sunday roast chicken, leaving Newport 2016
Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Easter Moon, Glen Forbes 2016 Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Easter Moon, Glen Forbes 2016
Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Norman Bay, looking back 2016 Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Norman Bay, looking back 2016
Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Town on the edge 2016 Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Town on the edge 2016
Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Cup Weekend, Black Spur 2016 Embroidery thread on linen 27 x 24cm

Cup Weekend, Black Spur 2016
Embroidery thread on linen 27 x 24cm

Crossing the ford with Katy 2016 Embroidery thread on linen 20 x 25cm

Crossing the ford with Katy 2016
Embroidery thread on linen 20 x 25cm

Parklands twilight 2016 Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Parklands twilight 2016
Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Parklands cubby 2016 Embroidery thread on naturally dyed linen 27 x 24cm

Parklands cubby 2016
Embroidery thread on naturally dyed linen 27 x 24cm

Norman Bay, looking forward 2016 Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Norman Bay, looking forward 2016
Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Contemplating Laurene’s “Making, Walking, Seeing, Noticing” 2016 Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Contemplating Laurene’s “Making, Walking, Seeing, Noticing” 2016
Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Gender inequality on the radio, Bacchus Marsh 2016 Embroidery thread on linen 16 x 20cm

Gender inequality on the radio, Bacchus Marsh 2016
Embroidery thread on linen 16 x 20cm

For Aunty Doris 2015 Linen, denim, naturally dyed cotton fabric & thread 47 x 47cm

For Aunty Doris 2015
Linen, denim, naturally dyed cotton fabric & thread 47 x 47cm

Wandering Wondering at the Farm 2016 Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Wandering Wondering at the Farm 2016
Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Back to Hobart  2016 Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Back to Hobart  2016
Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Coming home from Greg’s opening, “I love sparkles Mummy” 2016 Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Coming home from Greg’s opening, “I love sparkles Mummy” 2016
Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Halo moon, nearly home 2016 Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm

Halo moon, nearly home 2016
Gouache on paper 16 x 20cm