Final Stop for I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella at Penrith Regional Art Gallery


After a whirlwind tour around the country I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella is heading to Penrith (NSW) for one final stop.

Curated by Rebecca Coates and Anna Briers this exhibition brings together a selection of new and recent work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Opening on 30 November at Penrith Regiona Art Gallery the exhibition employs a wide variety of media, including video, painting, installation, drawing, textile and zine production, revealing Ormella’s experimental relationship with textiles and a playful exploration of semiotics, critical hallmarks of her sustained practice. I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella is the artist’s first major survey exhibition. Through her use of text and symbols, notably in her intricate embroidery work, Ormella invites audience members to engage with issues of nationalism, political activism and environmental intervention.