Il Cibo Café, 2 Market St,Fremantle,6160
Lost & Found is a body of work exploring the collective nostalgic narrative of our sensory relationships to found objects. Ethereal fragments, worthless objects and abandoned materials, are assembled to create a hint of memory, symbolised by the lost and found ephemera in the assembled artworks. Recycling intangible qualities, an experience of being lost in the moment.
Rachel Riggs (UK/AUS) is a multi media artist exploring the superimposition of discarded fragments, amplified by reclaiming what nature and human kind discard.
By drawing on her background in puppetry and children’s theatre, she creates stories with visual art works drawn from fairytale imagery, animism and spirit. Her work has a childlike naivety and innocence which is open and unpredictable. Often pieces are created spontaneously, unconsciously with a dream like quality and surrealness. Hints of traditional crafts fused with contemporary scrap.
Riggs is a multi disciplinary Fremantle artist with an MA in Fine Art Site and Archive (UCLAN,UK), AD.DIP Puppetry (CSSD, UK) and Early Years Professional. Recently, she was Artist in Residence at REMIDA and at Como Children’s Centre, Perth.