I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella

26 May 2018 - 12 Aug 2018

This exhibition brings together a selection of new and recent work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella.

The survey exhibition will include work from a wide variety of media, and particularly draw on her experimental textile works. 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.

Curated by Rebecca Coates and Anna Briers.

Image: Raquel Ormella, Wealth for Toil I (2014). Synthetic polymer paint, hessian, cotton, metallic thread, ribbon, 220 x 270 cm. Courtesy and © the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane