Michelle Hamer

One Wall Two Jails

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NSW In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tects 1 to 30 Septem­ber, 2017 Syd­ney

Michelle Hamer’s re­cent trav­els took her on a jour­ney across dan­ger­ous Is­raeli-Pales­tinian and US-Mex­i­can bor­der zones – an ex­pe­ri­ence that was phys­i­cally, men­tally and emo­tion­ally con­fronting, chal­leng­ing her own cul­tural and po­lit­i­cal ideas. From her ob­ser­va­tions she cre­ated a new body of hand-stitched ta­pes­tries that sur­vey these land­scapes and ex­plore how peo­ple stand up to fear in the face of ad­ver­sity – get­ting on with life in lands that are rife with per­sis­tent hos­til­i­ties and con­flict.

Im­plod­ing Ex­plo­sions, 2017, hand stitch­ing, mixed yarn on per­fo­rated plas­tic, 66 x 101.5cm Courtesy the artist

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