Emma Rochester in 'In Her Hands'


  • POP Gallery 27 Logan Road Woolloongabba, QLD, 4102 Australia
Emma Rochester, Custom-designed fabric documenting pilgrimage to the Black Madonna Icon at the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa (Grace of Panagia -Virgin Mary) in Amorgos (Detail) 2014-2016, digital print, 128 x 182 cm Image courtesy of artist

Emma Rochester, Custom-designed fabric documenting pilgrimage to the Black Madonna Icon at the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa (Grace of Panagia -Virgin Mary) in Amorgos (Detail) 2014-2016, digital print, 128 x 182 cm

Image courtesy of artist

Emma Rochester is a PhD candidate at QCA. She works at the intersections of textiles, video art, drawing and performance and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally.

Black Madonna shrines, caves, lakes, Neolithic fertility sites and Aphrodite Temples were some of the alternative gendered landscapes of the sacred to which Emma Rochester journeyed in a feminist activist performance for her PhD project.  

Undertaking pilgrimages as research, Rochester translates her embodied experiences and knowledge gleaned into an interdisciplinary mix of textiles, bronze and video for the gallery setting. 

She creates a memorial, a spiritual recreation whereby the performance is undertaken with reference to the past to ensure that God and Earth as woman does not remain reduced abstract male-orientated religious paradigms.

 

Closing Event, Saturday 4 March 6pm–8pm

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am–4pm, Thursday 12pm–8pm