I hung out his washing and it made me feel guilty (2018), Installation at Sydney College of the Arts Honours Graduation Show

I hung out his washing and it made me feel guilty (2018) the power of uncertainty to demand a reconsideration of preconceived ideas and personal beliefs. Focusing on feminism within a contemporary social context, Melanie the nuances and conflicting perspectives encountered when trying to form a personal relationship with the ever evolving movement. Using textiles and embroidery with an awareness of their historical associations with femininity and ‘crafts’, Melanie uses irony and humour to repurpose the materials and present her current understanding of what it means to be a feminist. Each work in the series pays homage to specific personal occurrences that have highlighted ambiguities in the artist’s perceptions. In essence of feminism’s pluralistic nature, Melanie demonstrates that there is more than one singular correct way to be a feminist.

Feminism is like an onion, embroidery thread on linen, fringing, 2018

Burn Banana, Burn, cotton, chiffon, organza, thread, dowel, 2018

Instillation view: Firm Grip, video, 2018

Instillation view: I hung out his washing and it made me feel guilty, Sydney College of the Arts, 2018

Detail shot of Prescribed reading list, pleather on felt, 2018

Instillation view: I hung out his washing and it made me feel guilty, Sydney College of the Arts, 2018

photo cred for all above: @docqment

Firm Grip (2018), video