Wednesday 14 Feb, 2018
NETS Victoria is pleased to announce the national tour of I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella after successfully obtaining funding for the project from the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
Curated by Dr. Rebecca Coates and Anna Briers from Shepparton Art Museum, I hope you get this will launch in Shepparton in May this year before touring to Horsham, Canberra, and Penrith among other venues.
Shepparton Art Museum were recipients of an Exhibition Development Fund grant in 2016 which has allowed them to work with Raquel Ormella and also to commission new work for the exhibition and tour.
“We are incredibly excited to share this exhibition with venues across Australia. In particular, it is wonderful to highlight the great work and curatorial ideas coming out of regional galleries and share it with both metropolitan and interstate venues”. Mardi Nowak, Director NETS Victoria.
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, stating “I hope you get this”.
NETS Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum are thankful for support from the Visions of Australia program as well as Creative Victoria who support the Exhibition Development Fund.
The exhibition and tour will include loans from many public gallery institutions as well as support from Milani Gallery, Brisbane.