Organic at Scratch Gallery, Gadigal land/Marrickville Australia, 20th May – 30th May 2021
Clementine Belle McIntosh, Tiana Rose, Tilda Mae Clarke, Sadhbha Cockburn
The fabric works series “APRIL FLORA 2021” (2021) acts as direct passageways to Gilgandra’s (Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi and Wailwan Country) contemporary ecology. Suspended from the ceiling dangling from discarded agricultural wire fencing, the installation speaks to the direct influencing forces observed in the Gilgandra regions flora. Found wool pack, handmade paper pressed onto ploughed dirt and natural dyes created from introduced weed species (Horehound, Flaxleaf Fleabane, Red Olives and Rose petals) are akin to the bright yellows extracted from the native Wilga and Lemon Scented Gum. Fragile and ephemeral, these works attempt to translate the push-pull present between phenological cycles and agricultural practices.
The photographic series “MARCH RAIN 2021” records three site-specific canvas works completed on my family’s property in Gilgandra NSW. The canvas works documented interact with the emergence of water and the growing vegetation in the environment after a period of 200ml rainfall. The works hang, soak and float within spaces of the landscape, becoming dependent and connected entities.
(photo courtesy: Clementine Belle McIntosh)
-Clementine Belle McIntosh
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I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which I practice. I recognise their continuing connection to land, water and culture and pay my respects to Elders past, present and future.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal land