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Rebecca Mayo reflects on the history of the Heide site in an installation for ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, opening in the Project Gallery on 4 March. 

Rebecca Mayo’s prints and textiles connect her interests in sustainable practices, local ecologies and forgotten printmaking techniques. For this exhibition she has made a series of cloth sandbags printed using eighteenth century Toile de Jouy methods and dyes made from indigenous and introduced plants, which are stacked to form a wall in the exhibition space. Under the gaze of Yingabeal—the Wurundjeri songline tree that has for centuries stood sentinel on the land—the sandbags symbolise an environmental crisis point and highlight the cumulative impact of everyday and habitual activities.

Rebecca Mayo’s work has been supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award through the School of Art, Australian National University.

Located in Heide III, the Kerry Gardner & Andrew Myer Project Gallery displays exhibitions that expose audiences to new and innovative developments in art. Such exhibitions foster contemporary art and support an artist by assisting them to make new work at a formative stage in their career.

Rebecca Mayo and curator Lesley Harding are available for interview.
High-res images are available upon request. 

EXHIBITION
Rebecca Mayo: Habitus
Kerry Gardner & Andrew Myer Project Gallery

4 March – 18 June 2017

RELATED PROGRAMS
ART TALK: HABITUS
Sunday 5 March, 2pm
Artist Rebecca Mayo discusses the work and themes in her installation with curator Lesley Harding.
Included with admission

ART TALK: REBECCA MAYO AND GUY ABRAHAMS
Sunday 14 May, 2pm
Listen to artist Rebecca Mayo and CEO of CLIMARTE Guy Abrahams discuss the role that art can play in creating community and raising awareness of the implications of climate change.
Included with admission

FAMILY ART PROGRAM: COMMON LANGUAGE
Sunday 14 May, 10am – 12pm 
Take part in an art project this Mother’s Day. Help artist Rebecca Mayo complete a mystery sentence by dyeing squares of fabric in colours made from the plants in the Heide garden. Each square reveals a letter that contributes to some words of wisdom.
Free