box for 6 flip books

box for 6 flip books

I created these books in response to Meroogal House, a Sydney Living Museums managed historic property in Nowra, NSW for their bi-annual Women's Art Prize. I was a selected as a finalist for 2016. The Art Prize invited artists to respond to the house and it's inhabitants - four generations of women.

The lack of any presence of children in the house led to the creation of these works. I wanted to put children into Meroogal for a moment, but also find a way to integrate parts of the house into my work. By illustrating household poisons found around the house, I could create a playful object aimed at children. From insecticide to Borax, the objects were chosen for their packaging design, aging beauty, as well as being not suitable for children. 

Take a look at the Flip Books in action here

catalogue of selected artists

catalogue of selected artists

I created these books in response to Meroogal House, a Sydney Living Museums managed historic property in Nowra, NSW for their bi-annual Women's Art Prize. I was a selected as a finalist for 2016. The Art Prize invited artists to respond to the house and it's inhabitants - four generations of women.

The lack of any presence of children in the house led to the creation of these works. I wanted to put children into Meroogal for a moment, but also find a way to integrate parts of the house into my work. By illustrating household poisons found around the house, I could create a playful object aimed at children. From insecticide to Borax, the objects were chosen for their packaging design, aging beauty, as well as being not suitable for children. 

Take a look at the Flip Books in action here

cutex, [1 of 6] gouache and pencil on paper, 2016

cutex, [1 of 6] gouache and pencil on paper, 2016

cutex, from Keep Out of Reach of Children, a series of 6 flip books created and selected for Meroogal Women's Art Prize, 2016.

 

mobil, [2 of 6] gouache and pencil on paper, 2016

mobil, [2 of 6] gouache and pencil on paper, 2016

mobil, from Keep Out of Reach of Children, a series of 6 flip books created and selected for Meroogal Women's Art Prize, 2016.

insecticide, [3 of 6] gouache and pencil on paper, 2016

insecticide, [3 of 6] gouache and pencil on paper, 2016

insecticide, from Keep Out of Reach of Children, a series of 6 flip books created and selected for Meroogal Women's Art Prize, 2016.

borax, [4 of 6] gouache and pencil on paper, 2016

borax, [4 of 6] gouache and pencil on paper, 2016

borax, from Keep Out of Reach of Children, a series of 6 flip books created and selected for Meroogal Women's Art Prize, 2016.

faulding, [5 of 6] gouache and pencil on paper, 2016

faulding, [5 of 6] gouache and pencil on paper, 2016

faulding, from Keep Out of Reach of Children, a series of 6 flip books created and selected for Meroogal Women's Art Prize, 2016.

ke-peg, [6 of 6] gouache and pencil on paper, 2016

ke-peg, [6 of 6] gouache and pencil on paper, 2016

ke-peg, from Keep Out of Reach of Children, a series of 6 flip books created and selected for Meroogal Women's Art Prize, 2016.

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