Jacinta Giles PhD (fine art) is investigating how the human condition of emptiness manifests in contemporary two-dimensional art. This body of work, called Deeply Disturbed, was recently shown at FirstCoat Studios in Toowoomba. The work uses the materiality of the photograph, and the process of photomontage, to mirror back to us the fragility of our humanness at a time when we are both hyper-connected and spiritually alienated. Fragmented bodies and the mise-en-scène are research areas that are explored within this project.
Deborah Eddy DVA (fine art) employs a hi vis palette, building materials and safety products as metaphors to contrast ageing women’s visibility within a patriarchal society. Deborah achieves this by employing Craftivism which is a form of protest using craft to make objects that speak to a variety of issues and utilises knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting and weaving to make sculptural objects. Additional works include The Weavers Room at Pine Rivers Art Gallery in November and Turn back the clock (video), will be exhibited at Caboolture Regional Gallery’s exhibition, Adorn.