My exhibition Making Changes 2000-2021 is at Tuckerberry Hill Blueberry Farm throughout December. Opening event this Friday 3 December from 5.30pm
Tuckerberry Hill Farm is at 31 Becks Road, Drysdale.
Open on weekends only until mid December. Check online for midweek times.
Huge thanks for Chris and David for inviting me to show my work at their lovely gallery.
Uncertainty with restrictions and lockdowns this year has meant that all arts events that I was part of have been either cancelled or postponed until 2022.
In October, the Natimuk Frinj Trim Event actually happened! This pop-up event was a ‘taster’ for the full Frinj Festival next year.
I was invited to install my piece Rain Women, and the outcome was delightful.
The work generated much interest from local visitors who were excited to discover a new story about their town’s history.
The work explores a brief period of employment for young women in a garment factory in the 1950s. The women worked on an assembly line making raincoats. The factory changed from weatherproof golf jackets to plastic raincoats, including what is believed to be the first transparent rainwear for man, women and children.
My installation is a response to the patterns, the repetition of an assembly line, and the process of construction. Most of the materials are recycled, and my focus is on transparency and movement.
Text is important in this work, and I included fragments of historical information, names of some of the women and details about the factory and its location in Natimuk.
Rain Women was constructed on a traditional 1950/60s Hills Hoist (rotary clothes-line) in a local garden. The work will be installed again next October.
I acknowledge the generous support of two Arts Grants: Regional Arts Victoria and City of Greater Geelong.