Rebecca Tapscott | One Little Tern Deserves Another
Rebecca Tapscott | And the Weakest Link Is
Rebecca Tapscott | (left) North Wall, (right) If We Were Smaller
Rebecca Tapscott | (left) Sandpiper Snack, (right) One Little Tern Deserves Another
Rebecca Tapscott | Feather and Sea
13 April - 8 May 2016
Rebecca Tapscott studied Visual Arts at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. She oscillated from the Northern Rivers since childhood, and completed her Graduate Diploma of Education at Southern Cross University, Lismore, and recently completed her Masters of Educational Studies. Rebecca now lives in Kyogle, teaching Visual Arts and Media Studies at Kyogle High School.
Tapscott’s practice investigates natural environments and how humans encroach and absorb this, forcing a symbiotic relationship. Using contemporary painting techniques, she views the world through a spectrum of bright colours, patterns and line work. The concept of containment is pivotal, where all is contained within form yet linked through energy. The circle frequently appears as a metaphor for the cohesion of life, as Tapscott believes interconnectivity is key in developing a deeper understanding of self.
In Feather and Sea Tapscott further explores the synchronistic diversity of birds, delving into their habitats around the Ballina coastline. The carefree nature of beach living is often juxtaposed against darker narrative undertones, giving meaning to the fatal interaction within the cyclic dynamics perpetuated in nature.
Launch Event: Thursday 14 April 2016 | 5.30pm - 7.30pm