The weight of remembrance - FourbyFour Group Exhibition March 2015, Cairns Art Gallery; Brisbane Square Library
Winner - 2015 The Wayne Kratzmann Award ($10,000 cash, acquisitive award); 2016 Cream of the Crop QRAA Touring Exhibition (various locations in QLD)
The weight of remembrance explores the temporal and fragile nature of memory and becomes a symbolic vessel for holding and preserving her aging mother’s fading recollections. Drawing upon the ‘feminine’ act of sewing to recreate the threads of her mother’s previous experiences and stories, the artist attempts to hold back the effects of approaching Alzheimer disease. Thoughtless of location and indiscriminate in nature, this mental scourge slowly erodes the sum of the individual – taking their memories and experiences – and leaves behind a ‘light-weighted nothingness’ where once the person was.
Images: Michael Marzik