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Ruth Downes: Barely Wearable Exhibition Opening

Join the exhibition opening at MAG&M of this national touring exhibition by Northern Beaches based artist, Ruth Downes.  

This body of work is a continuation of Ruth Downes’ passion for reappropriating everyday materials and objects to celebrate their intrinsic beauty. Materials for these thirty ‘wearable’ artworks have been gleaned from a diverse range of sources – from aircraft headsets to coffee capsules. Detritus from nature has also been salvaged to be re-born as a fashion statement.

The works question the accepted values and how they award status by projecting these everyday materials into the realm of art. They have a preciousness that confounds our expectations irrespective of their humble origins. This is more than a simple ‘up-cycling’ exercise as Downes has an acute awareness of the potential of the materials. Her trademark humour also runs as a thread throughout the exhibition adding a further dimension. More info

Opening Event Supplier: Tamburlaine Organic Wines

Location: Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly


Dec 09 2022


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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