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Rebecca Mayo, Plastic Bag (collecting rubbish), silk, botanical dye, bag 50 x 28 cm.jpg

In this exhibition, artist Rebecca Mayo has created a series of supermarket bags. Instead of extruded polyethylene Mayo’s bags are constructed from cloth she has dyed with plants collected on local walks. The bags will be used by people joining artist-led walks during the exhibition. Approaches to 18th century knowledge acquisition through the collection of plants from ‘elsewhere’ and the presence of plastic waste in our environment, will be used to provoke consideration of contemporary relations to the world, including how we might take care of the places we inhabit today.

Join the artist, Rebecca Mayo for an inner city walk: you will have the chance to reimagine a pre-invasion landscape and help with a little tidying up.

Artist: Rebecca Mayo

Artist walks
27 April and 11 May 2019. Meet at Caves at 2pm, duration of walk approximately 1.5 hours

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Rebecca Mayo: It’s In The Bag

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Fri 26 April - Sat 18 May

Thursday–Friday 12:00pm–6:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm–5:00pm



Room 18, Level 6, 37 Swanston Street (Nicholas Building)
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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