CDU Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries honours graduate Rebecca Arbon investigates the importance of process in her debut solo exhibition White Knit, showing from 27 November-18 December.
Growing up in Darwin, Rebecca has been exhibiting since 2006 and represented Charles Darwin University at the 2008 National Graduate Exhibition at the Perth Institute of Art. That same year she was awarded the Dean’s Bursary and Emerging Curators Grant.
In 2007 Rebecca was a DVAA Stubby Cooler Competition winner and recipient of the Edgar Dunis Arts Scholarship.
Rebecca’s highly conceptualised practice revolves around the collection, deconstruction and eventual reconstruction of materials. Exploring repetition through traditionally feminine techniques, her works reassess the hand-made within a contemporary context.
White Knit utilises knitting to engage with this repetition found in traditional crafts.
Creating a state of meditation, Rebecca uses knitting to connect with the unconscious. Each work narrates the laborious studio process. Layers of audio which combine the internal monologue of the knitter, the hypnotic counting of stitches and the sounds of the knitting process itself invites the viewer to further reflect on the studio process.
White Knit opens Thursday 27 November at 6pm, and exhibits from 27 November to 18 December at The Gallery, Orange 10, Casuarina campus, Charles Darwin University.