Major survey exhibition of recent work by Dr Raquel Ormella opens at the Drill Hall Gallery

Raquel Ormella, I hope you get this, 2018, silk and cotton embroidery thread on linen, 8 x 10 cm, courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photography: David Paterson.
Thursday 18 April 2019

i hope you get this | Raquel Ormella

Drill Hall Gallery 

i hope you get this brings together a selection of new and recent work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella. The survey includes works in variety of media, with a particular focus on her experimental textiles. The exhibition explores key themes that Ormella has consistently developed in her work: social and environmental activism; human and animal relationships; nationalism and national identity.

Ormella's experimental use of textiles and edgy manipulation of semiotics have won her sustained critical attention, and this is her first survey exhibition. It invites gallery visitors to reflect on issues of nationalism, political activism and environmental intervention.

Dr Raquel Ormella is a Lecturer in the Painting Workshop and the Honours Convenor at the ANU School of Art & Design. 

i hope you get this is a NETS Victoria and SAM Shepparton Art Museum touring exhibition curated by Rebecca Coates and Anna Briers. This touring exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program as well as receiving development assistance from NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund, suppported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. The Drill Hall Gallery 2019 program of exhibitions has been generously supported by the ANU Visual Arts Foundation.

The exhibition continues at the Drill Hall Gallery until the 9 June 2019.

For more information about the exhibition, please see the Drill Hall Gallery's website.

Join Dr Raquel Ormella at the Drill Hall Gallery Friday 3 May 2019, 1-2pm to hear the artist discuss the works in the exhibition and her artistic practice. To attend the floor talk at the Drill Hall Gallery, please see here


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