With a research-driven, interdisciplinary practice that spans the mediums of painting, drawing, photography, digital imaging, projections and installation local Banyule artist Rebeccah Power investigates institutional archives and museum collections to gather information and images about interesting and often overlooked women in history as well as those that continue to challenge our culture today.
How do you describe your creative practice?
My creative practice is rich and varied yet grounded in the desire to make women's hidden histories visible. I particularly focus on local stories and subjects. I love to paint and draw and then integrate these methods with technology. More recently I have been refining my skills with projection. I am interested in developing ways that I can use non-traditional spaces to exhibit my work by creating site specific work that relates to the subject of the artwork shown. This also serves to open up the artwork to a wider audience and make art an every day experience for the viewer.
What influences, inspires or energises your practice?
The history of women has largely been untold and ignored. I am inspired by the compelling and often overlooked stories of women throughout Melbourne's history. I aim to show that despite being constrained socially and politically women have managed to do many interesting and varied things which have played an integral part in shaping our society today.