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NOTHING TO SEE HERE

7 May - 18 May

7 – 18 May 2024

hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 7pm
Saturdays: 12pm – 4pm
admission: Free

…utilising the embodied energy of pre-existing objects…

A first exhibition from Victoria McGinness, ‘NOTHING TO SEE HERE’, features a collection of vivid embroideries, typographic studies and paintings made from second-hand materials. Emphasising the importance of utilising the embodied energy of pre-existing objects before buying new.

The pieces in the exhibition reflect her ruminations on mass inaction, life’s absurdities, and glimpses into nature’s wonder that carry her through.

Nothing to see here’ is a phrase frequently used by authorities to encourage people to disperse and move on. Using the medium of embroidery, oft overlooked due to ties with women’s domestic work. Victoria invites you to revel in nature, fume and grin, while looking deeper into the dangers of societal and ecological ignorance.

Image 1: Hum, 2023, embroidery on linen, secondhand materials, 29.7 x 42cm, framed
Image 2: Mole, 2024, embroidery on linen, secondhand materials, 29.7 x 42cm, framed
Image 3: Crested pigeon, 2024, cotton embroidery, glass beads and acrylic paint on linen, 81 x 131cm, unframed
Image 4: Clowns, 2023, cotton embroidery and acrylic paint on linen, 54 x 124cm, unframed
Image 5: Remember, 2024, cotton embroidery and acrylic paint on cotton table runner, 42 x 120cm, unframed

Victoria McGinness is a visual artist based on Wurundjeri Country (Melbourne). Her practice includes embroidery, textiles and painting using predominantly second-hand materials to create her work to emphasise the importance of using the plethora of resources that already exist on our planet before buying and creating new materials.

Opening Night
Tuesday 7th May
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Large Gallery

Free Entry.
All Welcome.
No Booking Required.

Details

Start:
7 May
End:
18 May
Event Category:

Venue

fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone
03 9662 9966
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Organiser

fortyfivedownstairs
Phone
03 9662 9966
Email
info@fortyfivedownstairs.com

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Artist
Victoria McGinness
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