Rebecca Mayo: Habitus

Art Exhibition previously on at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Victoria, Australia. Published by anonymous on Monday 07 November 2016. Saturday 04 March 2017 to Sunday 18 June 2017.

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Rebecca Mayo’s prints and textiles connect her interests in sustainable practices, local ecologies and forgotten printmaking techniques. In this installation for ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, Mayo reflects on the history of the Heide site.

A series of cloth sandbags printed using eighteenth century Toile de Jouy methods and dyes made from indigenous and introduced plants gathered locally by the artist are stacked to form a wall in the exhibition space. Together creating an image of Yingabeal—the Wurundjeri songline tree that has for centuries watched over the land—the sandbags are symbolic of the crisis point of climate change and highlight the cumulative impact of everyday and habitual activities.

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 is a festival of climate change related arts and ideas featuring curated exhibitions alongside a series of keynote lectures and public forums featuring local and international guests. ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 will inform, engage and inspire, communicating both the challenged and opportunities arising from climate change.

Rebecca Mayo’s work has been supported an Australia Postgraduate Award through the School of Art, Australian National University.

https://www.heide.com.au/exhibitions/rebecca-mayo-habitus