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Rebecca Mayo

Position: Lecturer


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BVA (Hons) (RMIT), BA (SA)


Rebecca Mayo joined the School of Art & Design in 2017. She is a visual artist whose practice draws upon her background and training in printmaking. Recent exhibitions include 'Out of the Matrix' at RMIT Gallery, 'Impact 7: Intersections and Counterpoints' at MADA, Monash University and 'Mistletoe Menace' at Albury Museum and Gallery. Her work is held in state and national collections, including the National Gallery of Australia and Artbank.

She is in the process of completing her PhD which examines the interrelationship between urban ecologically significant sites and people.  Using dye extracted from plants gathered at urban restoration sites she has developed contemporary methods of 18th Century printing techniques. The resulting textiles become objects or elements in her practice, either in situ, on the body or within the gallery. A central concern is how a labour of care can be reiterated through practices of walking and printing.

Mayo is committed to studio-based learning. A key aim is to cultivate printmedia as an art practice informed by its history and position in the expanded field.


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