Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Exhibition examines inherited objects

Arts Space Wodonga’s latest exhibition by Melbourne-based artist Penelope Campbell offers a tactile exploration into personal identity and genealogy.

Titled Inheritance, the multimedia exhibition comprises sculpture, recycled and reconstructed textiles and ‘inherited’ objects found by Campbell.

The crocheted and embroidered organic forms are suggestive of mutating cells - constantly transforming, altering in shape and spilling out of china teacups, ornate silver trays, vintage teaspoons and antique pocket watches.

The gentle materiality of the pre-loved hand-stitched cotton, delicate lace and doilies evoke a physical attachment to our past, and also suggest our vulnerability to the unseen forces within our bodies.

In Inheritance, the artist reveals her acknowledgment and acceptance of possessing an inherited gene mutation, discovered while researching her ancestry.

The exhibition opening will be held on Saturday, February 3 at 3pm with everyone invited to attend.

Visitors to the exhibition can have fun with collage on Arts Space Wodonga’s Interactive Table using repurposed antique and retro table linen, lace, embroideries and doilies to create new works.

This activity is suitable for all ages.

There is also an opportunity to learn new skills from Campbell during a practical workshop – Cell Mutation Creation.

In the workshop, participants will collaborate to create an installation, later forming part of the exhibition.

It will be held on Thursday, February 22 from 6pm to 7.30pm at Arts Space Wodonga, and is recommended for adults and teenagers.

The cost is $5 and bookings are essential through

Inheritance will run from February 2 until March 10.