Robe

Lord, Anne (2006) Robe.

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Abstract

'Robe' is an installation~artwork by Anne Lord in the exhibition titled 'Percival’s Vestments'. This was a themed exhibition where artists were invited to submit work along the lines of vestments where tribute was paid to the former mayor of Townsville, Percival Tucker who was a foundation TCC councilor for the regional gallery. This exhibition provided opportunities for artists across Australia and Anne Lord's robe relates to saffron-orange Buddhist robes and recycling.

Research Statement

Research Background The exhibition 'Percival’s Vestments' draws attention to local history, as well as allowing artists to incorporate their own research topics. In the case of Lord’s artwork 'Robe' the research topic includes ‘art and ephemera’ and acknowledges Buddhist beliefs about waste through the use of recycled elements in the saffron and orange robe.
Research Contribution The saffron colours were selected from existing colours in the tabs from supermarket shopping bags. The artist explained the project to shop assistants and asked them to save these tabs for the recycled art work. The fact that the 'vestment' called 'robe' is made from recycled tabs from plastic shopping bags (the tabs represent 1/100th of the material that goes in shopping bags) is a key to the artist’s intention to consider what and how we use materials and resources.
Research Significance The concerns about ecology and recycling covered extensively in the literature from 'Ecology and Buddhism', have been referenced in Lord’s PhD thesis and art practice. This work was completed during that study. The image/s and artist’s statement from 'Robe' contribute to ideas about the community and how we use the locality and resources. Similarly the humble practice of Buddhists and their contribution to well-being and care of resources is a constant reminder to this topic.
Item ID: 19911
Item Type: Artefact
Media of Output: recycled plastic tabs from supermarket plastic bags, netting and rope
Keywords: visual arts, robes, Buddhism, recycling, ecology
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This work was exhibited in the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery (Townsville) in 2007 in 'Percivals' Vestments' from 14th April to 21st May 2006. Opened by Steve Price on the 28th April 2006.

Projects and Grants: Percivals Vestments, an exhibition
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 03:11
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