I am pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition dates for Sing, 2021.
13 March – 9 May Bayside Gallery, Corner Wilson and, Carpenter St, Brighton.
Incorporating 100 handwoven pendant nests containing speakers emitting bird calls, Sing evokes the delicate and intricate connections found in remaining ‘wild’ rainforest environments.
This new work has been funded by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and is an outcome of my recent residency in Manaus, State of Amazonia, Brazil, where I was enthralled by the precarious suspension of Yellow-rumped Cacique nests over the flooded forests within the Amazon jungle. The nests exhibited in Sing will be reflective of the cacique nests, both in texture and colour. However, rather than being made of indigenous Amazonian flora the nests in Sing, will be created with African palm oil fronds – a plant being cultivated as an industrial, agricultural crop following the clearing of tropical rainforests globally.
Many thanks to the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund for their support.