21 June - 28 July 2019
I hope you get this, Raquel Ormella
This exhibition brings together new and recent work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella.
I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella includes work from a wide variety of media, and particularly draws on her experimental textile works. The exhibition explores key themes that Ormella has consistently focused on: social and environmental activism; human and animal relationships; nationalism and national identity.
Image: Raquel Ormella,I hope you get this (detail),2018, silk and cotton embroidery thread on linen, 8x10cm. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery Brisbane. Photo: David Paterson
A NETS Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum touring exhibition, curated by Rebecca Coates and Anna Briers.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program as well as receiving development assistance from NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund, supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Sunshine Coast artist Ted Barraclough grew up in the bush with a curiosity and admiration for the local birds. As a boy, he whittled and carved toys for his siblings, eventually melding his two great interests into his present art form- specialising in Australian Native Birds.
A dying art in Australia; Barraclough is one of a handful of people who continue to specialise in ornamental woodcarving and whittling, and now utilises his art to raise awareness for the preservation and protection on Australia's precious native birds.