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Artist in Residence | Christina Darras


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Image: Christina Darras

Image: Christina Darras

Artist in Residence | Christina Darras
1 - 10 August
Tuesday to Saturday
12 - 5pm daily at the Craft Victoria Library

Christina Darras is a maker and visual poet whose practice includes jewellery, watercolour and embroidery. She has an Athenian Greek background and lives and works in Melbourne.

Christina uses her creativity to navigate through different countries and cultures. During her residency at Craft Victoria Christina will be making, researching and meeting with visitors as she develops her Bottle People project.

“This is a body of work that occurred when two images, like transparencies, overlapped: floating plastic bottles in the sea and floating people who are trying, crossing the seas, to find a safe place to live.

It is almost like, from a safe space, western societies treat with the same little respect and thought, people and plastic waste.”

Using a craft technique of painted papier mache plastic bottles, she will presents a colourful crowd of hundreds of bottle people. Through this bright installation, the artist hopes to bring light to a dark place in contemporary society.

Workshops

Bottle People Workshops
9 and 10 August, 1 - 3pm
$20 - bookings essential

Earlier Event: August 1
Craft Cubed Festival 2019
Later Event: August 3
Artist Talk | See You in the Soup