From the exhibition Fire Country.
Materials: Burnt Victorian Ash, animal fat, bees wax, polished bronze, sealants, burnt eucalyptus branch.
Dimensions: 720 x 550 x 1260mm
About the Makers:
Rebecca Selleck and James Tylor use their practices to illuminate issues around the continuing cultural and environmental impacts of colonisation in Australia, referencing their subjective experiences to create multi-layered installation, sculptural and photographic works. Rebecca’s use of domestic furniture as a device to physically engage viewers tied perfectly with James’ background in carpentry and carving, as well as with their desire to create work that captures their contemporary experiences against the backdrop of Australian history which helped inform it. They use their collaborative practice to explore their colonial, Indigenous and new immigrant histories through furniture making, bronze casting and photography, reflecting on the impact of colonisation on their experience with the environment and contemporary Australian culture.
Available for shipment or collection from 7 July 2022.
Photos: Rebecca Selleck
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.