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Sculpture (textile): Susan WIRTH (b.1967 Syd AUS) - I want to love this country (Murnong)

From the Collection of Nillumbik Shire Council

Description
Yellow abstract sculpture woven into a vessel with long tentacles using cotton yarn.
Size
25cmx42cmx150cm (irregular)
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Object Registration
2018.4VA
Keywords
finalist, nillumbik prize, abstract, textile, yellow, vessel, yam
When Made
2017
Made By
Susan Wirth (Maker)
Significance
Nillumbik Prize finalist (2018, 2016, 2015, 2014). The artist lives and works in Nillumbik. Abstract sculpture inspired by the artist attending a local ceremony in Nillumbik to harvest tubers of the Murnong (yam daisy), a traditional staple of the Wurundjeri people. Wirth was also inspired by the writing of Bruce Pascoe.

Wirth works intuitively with awareness that meaning may be deciphered through the combination of material/mediums/techniques that she uses randomly. Through the process of experimentation and automatism Wirth allows her work to evolve organically.

Wirth is represented in public art collections including: Victorian College of the Arts, Victorian Performing Arts Centre and Ararat Regional Gallery. She also completed a residency at Laughing Waters in 2012.
Inscriptions & Markings
N/A
Last updated
25 Sep 2018 at 10:27AM