Here are some of the fabulous words written by Miranda Hine for our catalogue accompanying the exhibition of Wild Remembering at Webb Gallery, Brisbane.
“While the works in Wild Remembering are unified visually through the colour blue, evoking the more abstract and illusive parts of nature (sky, sea, space), there are deeper connections. Alchemic processes run through each work as humans intervene with nature, harnessing or imitating natural phenomena of light and time. By referencing systems of female inherited knowledge, process and materials, the artists attempt to connect with universal, shared and inner forms of knowledge: the kind of knowledge passed down through generations and inextricably linked with nature. Both artists are interested in how this knowledge can inform contemporary topics like climate change and social inclusion.
Wild Rememberingis a dual exploration of vulnerability and strength. Rachael and Emma curiously but confidently explore their positions as global and highly conscious citizens, simultaneously learning from and contributing to the multi-narratival histories of textile production, image construction and intricate relationships between the environment and human intervention within it.”
Miranda Hine co-founded the artist-run initiative In Residence. As an independent arts writer, Miranda has produced catalogue essays for solo exhibitions by both emerging and established artists, and in 2016 was awarded the UQ Art Museum Emerging Arts Writers award. In 2017, Miranda took on the role of Gallery Manager and Curator at Spiro Grace Art Rooms. She is also the Art Collection Manager at Gadens Brisbane.