Inland, Clementine Belle McIntosh, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, 31st March – 29th April 2023
Inland is a textile installation which observes the place-based material histories of found, gifted and unwanted cloth. Made across Wiradjuri, Wailwan and Kamilaroi country in Central West NSW and Ngunnawal country in Canberra ACT, the textiles embody local dialogues between artist-ecology-neighbourhood-industry.
McIntosh participates in gift economies (gifting services or goods without the expectation of receiving the same in return) and in environmental collaboration to build relational understandings towards place as both newcomer and local. Inland uses the familiar clothesline structure found in suburban/rural backyards to present dyed, stained, buried and sewn textiles pieces. Accidental, repetitive and environmental mark-making made by artist, stranger and/or the nonhuman, invites audiences to notice and contemplate the textiles entanglements to place and by extension their own.
McIntosh was awarded this opportunity through the Australian National University’s School of Art and Design’s 2022 Graduate Exhibition, where the Gallery selected a recipient under the Emerging Artist Support Scheme.
via – https://goulburnregionalartgallery.com.au/exhibitions/clementine-belle-mcintosh