Reece Romagnoli-Townsend | Rags to More Rags
A solo exhibition of works by Reece Romagnoli-Townsend
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Exhibition review by Andrew Harper - Make and Do | January 2024
My name is Reece Romagnoli-Townsend, I am an Aboriginal man. My mother’s mob comes from the Barka (the so-called Murray-Darling River) and my mob are the Barkinji peoples. A lot of my art centres around my identity but I have often forgotten about my father’s heritage. He was born in Italy and moved over to Australia with his parents when he was around 6 years old, I was never really connected to his side of the family or culture. But he was always there for me when I needed him.
My work revolves around my personal archive from family photos and our collection of other documents around our family’s culture and the places we have been. I have also been repairing a lot of my father’s clothing by making embroidered patches to keep and wear the clothes I have had handed down to me.
I have completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours at the University of Tasmania Fine Arts school, and I am also currently undertaking my Master of Social Work also at the University of Tasmania.
Opening: Friday 12 January, 5.30pm
Exhibition: 13 - 25 January 2024
Plimsoll Gallery, 37 Hunter St, nipaluna / Hobart
11am - 3pm daily
Closed public holidays
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
Curated by Holly Greaves and Jade Irvine
Presented by Constance ARI
Supported by Arts Tasmania and Plimsoll Gallery
Constance ARI works across Country cared for by the Palawa of lutruwita and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout the so called ‘Australia’, as well as First Nations people from elsewhere, and their deep connection to the lands, skies and waterways over which sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respect to all Elders; we are grateful for their continued sharing of knowledge and Culture.