Raquel Ormella, Wealth for Toil I (2014). Synthetic polymer paint, hessian, cotton, metallic thread, ribbon, 220 x 270 cm. Courtesy and © the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
This exhibition brings together a selection of new and recent work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella.
The survey exhibition will include work from a wide variety of media, and particularly draw on her experimental textile works. 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.
A NETS Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum touring exhibition, curated by Rebecca Coates and Anna Briers.
Dates and Venues:
Shepparton Art Museum: 26 May – 12 August 2018
Horsham Regional Gallery: 13 October – 9 December 2018
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery: 18 January – 24 March 2019
Drill Hall Gallery: 19 April – 09 June 2019
Noosa Regional Gallery: 22 June – 28 July 2019
Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest: 30 November – 22 March 2020