Unearthed Tracey Cockburn

5 August 2003 - 16 August 2003

Australian artist Tracey Cockburn will examine the importance of the ordinary or undistinguished history of a place. With imagery derived from small fragments of imported nineteenth century crockery that were unearthed from a site in Hobart, Cockburn recovers or reconstructs the possible history of a place for the viewer and suggests personal histories that may or may not be real. The works themselves are delicate and beautifully constructed, their decorative nature alluding to interior schemes and the action of pinning in order to link notions of the domestic, women's work or craft making as well as the preoccupation many contemporary women artists have with these.