Rebecca Kinsey


I invite you to my upcoming solo exhibition at the Tweed River Art Gallery, opening June 29th, 2012. The exhibition showcases work commenced whilst in residence at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City in 2011, and completed over the past 12 months.


Moving back and forth between the intimate scale of hand-stitching into fabric and paper, and working to actual scale, encompassing the world and the whole body; I map and remap, trace and retrace my steps around New York City.


It begins with a simple daily practice – recording every path I walk, and each bus, subway and taxi taken over 35 days, and stitching these into a handkerchief map of 1836 New York City. Explorations by design and chance see this develop into a multifaceted mapping project. The thread and handkerchief are replaced by 410 feet of rope and the streets, where I map to scale in a Sisyphean process of rolling and unravelling; crossing media, scale, time, continents and town….


UnRavelling relates my experience traversing between regional NSW and New York City; and explores this intersection through diverse threads in a methodical practice – encompassing (but not limited to) painting, drawing, sewing, performance, video, repetitive laborious processes, humour, everyday activities, and place-making.


Opening reception: Friday June 29th 2012, 6pm

Exhibition Dates: June 29th – August 12th 2012

Venue: Tweed River Art Gallery
2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah, NSW 2484 Australia (see map)

Rebecca Kinsey - UnRavelling exhibition invitation
Rebecca Kinsey, Unravelling (video still), 2011. 3 channel digital video.