Mariana Del Castillo
About the work
Within both site-specific installations, I explore the idea that the home is housed within the
individual and can travel and survive migration and displacement. The work reflects interpretations and connections which encourage a personal storytelling through universal issues of identity, survival, and an ever-shifting environment. Both installations are created using deconstructed domestic textiles and objects. Each figure investigates the interconnectedness of these themes through the language of construction. The reclaimed wool blankets replete with their domestic histories shroud and wrap the tableaux’s concealing the anxiety of social unrest and global pandemic, highlighting the fragility of an impermanent home.
About the artist
Mariana del Castillo graduated with a BA at the ANU School of Art & Design. She was invited to mentor/tutor BIGHART Project O, Cooma,2016- ADF: Arts for Recovery program at UC. Invited: Concept Costume Designer ‘Red dress’ Production, Denmark, Site specific installations 2019, Canberra Glassworks, 2017 Canberra Museum and Gallery, Footy Fever at CCAS; Art + Climate = change at the Australian Galleries, Melbourne. Contour 556 Canberra’s Art Biennial 2016-18, 20,22 ‘. Installations: Art not Apart; Re- locate- Assembly point, Southbank Melbourne Finalist: 2018 Deakin University Contemporary art award; 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture prize, Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre; 2018 Canberra Domain Project. Recipient: 2009 CAPO Rosalie Gascoigne award and the 2015 CAPO Macquarie Wealth award, 2020 of artsACT HOMEFRONT grant, 2022: Making: acts of resistance Rusten House Art Centre. Upcoming 2022: Bundanon Artist in Residence Canberra’s Art Biennial, Shift: outdoor Installation, Design Festival, Canberra, 2023 New England Regional Art Museum. Public and private collections including the Canberra Museum and Gallery, ANU, NRS Group, the Parliamentary Group,Mallesons Stephen & Jaques, Barristers and Solicitors and Private and Corporate collections in Australia, U.K, Ecuador, USA, Japan, Germany.
- THE OCCUPANTS
- Mixed Media