This exhibition brings together a selection of new and recent work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella. The survey includes works in variety of media, with a particular focus on her experimental textiles.
The exhibition explores key themes that Ormella has consistently developed in her work: social and environmental activism; human and animal relationships; nationalism and national identity. These recurrent interests are brought together by a consistent engagement with the artist’s voice.
Rather than being the site of authority, Ormella’s voice simultaneously expresses an aspiration for connection, while remaining uncertain about whether the communication will work.
A NETS Victoria and SAM touring exhibition.
Raquel Ormella, Poetic Possibility, 2012, reworked flag; cotton, metal; Part a. 1520 x 1525mm; Part b. 1800 x 910mm; © and courtesy the artist; Collection Campbelltown Arts Centre