2022 ARTIST BIOS | Rebecca Ray

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2022 SWELL ARTWORK – A Healing Journey, Desert-Rain Magpie, Felicia Agale, Justine Dillon, Tarni Eastwood, Julie Ellis, Erica Eurell, Emily Kafoa, Skye Shannon, Maureen Newton, Trisha Newton, Rebecca Ray, Tracy Ritson

Rebecca Ray (b. 1994) is a Torres Strait Islander woman living and working on Kombumerri/Yugambeh Country. She is an Indigenous Curator and Cultural Heritage Researcher with an artistic background working in soft textiles and fine art-printmaking.

While she has been apart of many exhibitions, public artworks, and facilitated weaving workshops as an artist, Rebecca’s key role in the First Nations Weavers is to curate and project mange.

A Healing Journey is a large scale woven canopy, incorporating representations of local (Gold Coast) native, edible and medicinal plants. The installation will allow people to walk through/under the canopy as if entering a lush forest. Participants will be able to see the many different styles of weaving seamlessly combined with woven pieces displayed from people of all facets of life in our communities. This space offers itself as a place for restoration and reconnection, a place to reflect on what healing means to each of us.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.