Today is the 1st of August… I have 17 days until …
Stories in rope and clay
“Today I bring inside the heavy brown rope and start to pull it apart
It is thick with dirt, dust and oil. It holds a story of work.
It is rugged and strong, like an old farmer who has spent his life in the fields…”
These nests have been woven from rope and formed in clay.
Fragile containers for hope:
an invocation for
shelter, security and safety
This work is my response to her experiences as a community artist, bearing witness to stories of trauma that flow from or lead to the loss of a home, a safe space, a community.
“If only rebuilding a home, a community, a future was as simple as twisting some found rope and reclaimed copper…”
Hope is a fragile thing, so easily lost sight of in the barrage of media and world events. But it is “the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” (Emily Dickinson)
Opening Wednesday 17th August 6 – 9pm
Runs 17th August – 3rd September
Hours Wed – Sat 12 – 5pm
Level 1/ 309
VIC 3051 Australia
Please come and join me at the opening on Wednesday 17th August 6 – 9 pm
This work was developed in a Creative Spaces managed studio.
Creative Spaces is a program of Arts Melbourne at the City of Melbourne
Currently exploring fragility and beauty through movement and sculpture.
I have 18 years experience as a community artist were i have specialised in outdoor community events, using lanterns puppets and movement to create parades, installations, celebrations and events.
There are many strings to my bow!
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