Thursday, July 26, 2018
Re-Mapped: Neat as a pin
A visually-colourful exhibition profiling the work of Gisborne-based artist Joanne Mott opens at Arts Space Wodonga from tomorrow until Saturday, September 1
After becoming intrigued with the map pin, Mott turned that interest into her latest exhibition Re-Mapped.
Mott uses the map pin to shine a spotlight on the significant social and environmental impacts of globalisation.
Even though they have been traditionally used to record territories and borders, Mott uses the map pin to reconstruct and distort the world globe.
"I became really intrigued with the map pin and what an interestuing kind of object it is and how we used it to plunge into a map to delinate intention and power," Mott said.
"I have made a number of works using the map pin, which I handpainted, and then used to create images of countries, globes and territories."
One of the bigger works by Mott is Succession. It details every country on the globe and wraps around the back of gallery and took more than 40 hours to install with more than 16,000 map pins.
There will also be a schools workshop called Spot the Path Mapping Project. The workshop will engage participants with their locality through art-based explorations of their region using mapping as a visual device.
It will be held on Wednesday, August 22 with a cost of $8 per child.
Re-Mapped opens on Friday, July 27 and will run until Saturday, September 1.