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Marilou Chagnaud

About the work

Semaphore is a site-specific installation in response to the architecture and symmetry of Commonwealth Avenue Bridge.
Drawing inspiration from semaphore signalling systems, two works made of sailcloth are installed on opposite sides of the bridge across Lake Burley Griffin.
The textile installation proposes a soft space to contrast the concrete environment creating new ways to communicate with urban surroundings.


SEMAPHORE has been supported by Alastair Swayn Foundation.


SEMAPHORE by Marilou Chagnaud SEMAPHORE by Marilou Chagnaud

About the artist

Marilou Chagnaud is a visual artist based in the UK. Situated within traditions of minimalism and geometric abstraction, her practice spans printmaking, sculpture, and site-responsive installations. She uses repetition, patterns and soft materials to create works that invite reflection on our perception of form, spatiality and movement.
Chagnaud graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence (2008) and went on to complete a Diploma of Textile Design in Montréal (2015). She has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, France and Australia.

Marilou Chagnaud
  • 2022
  • Spinnaker sailcloth
  • Sculpture
  • 4000 x 7000mm each