Rebecca Mayo

Country

AUS

Affliliation

RMIT University, Australia

Biography

Rebecca Mayo is a Melbourne based visual artist whose print practice engages with memory, gender and ecology.  Her recent work explores the relationship between performance and memory.    Since 2000 she has taught screenprinting at RMIT University in the School of Art.  She has curated the Dolls House, a not-for-profit space in the shop window of her screenprinting studio in Preston for over six years.  In addition to her own practice she has screenprinted the work of a number of Australian artists including Melinda Harper, Darren Wardle, Rona Green and John Nixon.  Her work is held in numerous collections including Art Bank, Little Creatures Brewery's Little Collection and the National Gallery of Australia.

Paper title

Good Texts: The tracing of printmaking and grief through Actor-Network-Theory

Abstract

Actor-Network-Theory is used to investigate the relationship between printmaking, grief, loss and transition. It is argued that the act of printmaking provides a series of liminal moments, thresholds and transformations that are traceable in the finished print.  By describing the process, technique and conceptual concerns of three artists' work, printmaking and its agency are investigated as a 'good text' for grief and loss.

Date

Thursday 29 September

Session

1:30pm - 3.00pm

Speaking

2:00pm

Email

rebecca.mayo@rmit.edu.au

Website

rebeccamayo.com

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