Francesca Mataraga


Merryn J Trevethan

Friday 4 – Saturday 19 September 2015

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Francesca Mataraga

Francesca Mataraga’s work ‘floor fragment’ (2015) is both a sculptural piece and a hypothetical installation. As with other work in this series it explores colour, pattern and form through experimentation with scale by adapting a pre-existing stripped fabric pattern to a domestic, architectural environment. It is a parallel work to the temporary, site-specific floor painting ‘elisabet’ completed at Queen St Studios/Frasers during an artist residency in 2012.

Francesca Mataraga is an Australian artist, based in Sydney. Her practice is cross-disciplinary and extends into the areas of expanded painting, sculpture, photography and installation. Francesca has been the recipient of various grants and awards and has recently exhibited works at Sculpture by the Sea (Bondi and Cottesloe), Sculpture at Scenic World and Sculpture at Sawmiller’s, as well as in various galleries such as Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre and Articulate project space.

For more information visit : FRANCESCA MATARAGA



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Merryn J Trevethan’s work focuses on the uncertainty of perception, the complexity of vision and how memory and knowledge affect what we see. Largely dealing with densely populated urban environments flooded with visual information, the works in this exhibition are from her Storm Series of Artist Books which record her daily perceptions from her 12th story apartment in Singapore.

Originally from Melbourne, Merryn J Trevethan is currently based in Singapore.
Recent solo exhibitions include; 2015 “Permanent State of Flux…” at Trocadero Artspace, Melbourne; 2014 “can’t get here from there…” Articulate Projectspace, Sydney NSW; 2013 “Thanks for the downgrade… (you should all be fired!)” at Fehily Contemporary. Her work has been included in many group exhibitions and public art festivals around Australia. She has a Masters of Fine Arts (by research) from Monash University. Merryn was 2015 winner of DRIVE- Public Art Festival at Gillman Barracks in Singapore.


Image Top: Francesca Mataraga, floor fragment, 2015. Acrylic, cypress pine, photographic image. Dimensions variable. $1,250 (incl. GST)

Image Below: Merryn Trevethan, TPSG, group 1 (orange and paynes grey) 2015,  Giclee print on acrylic tile, 10 x 10 x 2cm, Set of 3, Edition of 5, $600 each.