This exhibition brings together new and recent work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella.
I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella includes work from a wide variety of media, and particularly draws on her experimental textile works. The exhibition explores key themes that Ormella has consistently focused on: 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 aspiration for connection, while remaining uncertain about whether the communication will work.
A NETS Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum touring exhibition, curated by Rebecca Coates and Anna Briers.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program as well as receiving development assistance from NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund, supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Raquel Ormella Wealth for toil #1 2014
synthetic polymer paint, hessian, metallic thread and ribbon, 220 x 270 cm
Courtesy and © the artist, Milani Gallery, Brisbane and QUT, Brisbane
Raquel Ormella This Dream 2013
nylon 150 x 210 cm
Collection Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Raquel Ormella I'm worried I'm not political enough ( Xanana Gusmaos) 1999-2009
double-sided banner, sewn wool and felt, 128 x 202 cm
Courtesy and © the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane