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Rachel Park’s Temporary home.

Object’s current exhibition, New Weave: Contemporary Approaches to the Traditions of Weaving, is rapidly drawing to an end and, sadly, this will see the disposal of Rachel Park’s temporary site-specific installation, home. This gives extra incentive to race down to the Object Gallery to experience the work before its destruction 5pm Saturday 29th March!

I recently sat down with Rachel to discuss her work for New Weave and her art making in general.

After receiving her honours from SCA, Rachel has practiced as an emerging, Sydney based contemporary artist for almost five years. Inspired by minimal art and contemporary architecture, Rachel has developed and experimented with site-specific installations primarily made out of the unusual yet everyday medium of commercial toilet paper. Rachel’s interest in this everyday, discarded material is seemingly never-ending as she endeavors to fully explore its artistic potential in varied and exciting ways.

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Weaving In The Gallery

Object’s gallery space is now empty of the 3D printers that made up CTRL P: Objects On Demand, our collaborative workshop with COTA and we are preparing for our next exhibition New Weave: Contemporary Approaches to the Traditions of Weaving. It is exciting unpacking the works from a very diverse group of artists who explore the extremities of weaving where anything is possible!

Lorraine Connelly-Northey weaves her works with rusted found wire in ways that defy the loom. Jenni Kemarre Martiniello’s fish traps, dilly bags and baskets interpret Indigenous traditional weavings in fragile glass forms that seem to float. Rachel Park is installing her wall work using toilet paper in the gallery over the coming week and it is amazing to see it developing and tumbling down the wall.

And there is still so much more to come!

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