Art & the possibilities that evolve
'I am thrilled to announce that I have been awarded an Arts Commission with Moonee Valley City Council. This project will allow me to further explore my interest in the construction of patterns in architecture. Ornamentation is disappearing, there is a place for it here at the Flemington Community Hub, where it can be applied to a functional form to celebrate all that which connects community. These 7-metre internal/external facades have the capacity to display patterns and motifs; and this familiarity can be border-crossing. Patterns connect community'.
'This Art Project was given its title during an initital consultation with Aunty Gail and Aunty Julienne. 'Buwi Birrip Djerring ~ Weave Thread Create Together' was launched to inspire the Community at large to be a part of the history of this new public site; elements of their story in a composition of patterning and imagery, an optical attraction in placemaking of patterns inside and out.'
Rosa Mar Tato Ortega
Australian Visual Artist
honouring the importance of listening to history
Allowing the unfolding
It’s about conversations, food, nature, architecture, placemaking
embodying a unique response to site,
and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Rosa Mar Tato Ortega
Australian visual artist
This work was featured in the Stitching Change exhibition at FortyFiveDownstairs Gallery – 45 Flinders Lane Melbourne &
Assembly Point; managed by Creatives Spaces, a program of the City of Melbourne.
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where I work and live.
I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging. I celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land of the
Bunurong /BoonWurrung nation. Always was always will be.
'Live where you fear to live' is an artist support program all about empowering & supporting artists become storytellers and attracting opportunities.
The end goal a fulfilling and financially viable arts practice.