Vogue Living April edition - Simple Luxury; objects, memories and moments that inspire our everyday. I have been included in this edition with a 3 page spread and article by Annemarie Kiely, pages 85-87 (see link at http://voguelivingmagazine.tumblr.com/ 19th March 2013)
A limited number of works from the Sanctuary collection are available, as pigment prints on archival paper, through Artisan Bookshop in Gertrude St Fitzroy.
In May 2013 I will be exhibiting with Gould Galleries in South Yarra, Melbourne http://www.gouldgalleries.com/Home.aspx. This will be my first solo exhibition in a major commercial gallery. The work from Sanctuary will be exhibited framed, along with several new works, continuing my interest in the link between the home and the natural world and in reinterpreting historical imagery using fragile, discarded needlework, pinned to tulle.
Sanctuary was at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne from Mar - July 2012. This body of work reinterprets historical paintings of birds and insects in reclaimed needlework, evoking a sense of recollection and potential loss. (Sanctuary was supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria). A pdf of the Sanctuary room brochure produced by Heide MoMA is available on their website at: www.heide.com.au/exhibitions/past/LouiseSaxton/
aRtECYCLE at The Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds May - July 2012, my entry 'Weep' 2009 won the People's Choice Award.
My work draws on and reinterprets the domestic art traditions which I was surrounded with growing up. My practise involves salvaging and reconstructing the detritus of home for art and over the past decade this has included several large installations made from patterned everyday business envelopes; vintage wallpapers and more recently; the disinherited needlework of others. In earlier work intricate patterns or large motifs which draw on the decorative arts of both eastern and western cultures sought to transform, as well as reflect on, home-making within a contemporary art context. My current body of work reinterprets natural history paintings, reflecting the potential loss of species within the natural world and traditions within the home.