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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist Run acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

sewing without a knot at the end of the thread is not sewing

Camille Thomas

Side Gallery
4 May 2019–25 May 2019
Opening 6pm Friday May 3rd

“As you are tightening the spiral you must take care. If you tighten it too much you risk breaking it. It is the same with sewing” 1

 

Sensitivity to space, taking care of objects the way I would myself.

My mother stands in the kitchen, leaning against the sink

lingering in my mind.

I am in an eternal process of trying to understand who I am.

In proximity to

her.

 

 

  1. Paulo Herkenhoff, “Louise Bourgeois, Paulo Herkenhoff: in conversation May-August 2001, New York”, Pressplay: Contemporary Artists in Conversation. 2005. London ; New York : Phaidon, 2005, pg 56.


Images

Camille Thomas, Detail: ‘the act of lending a shoulder’, 2018, text embroidered and beeswax cast of my pearl earring on linen. Documentation by Jacqui Shelton

Camille Thomas, Untitled (wax cast), 2018, photographic transfer in beeswax. Documentation by Jacqui Shelton.

Untitled, 2018, linen, rosary charm, hair, thread, silver gelatine photos, digital print on cartridge paper, masking tape, fine liner, archival pins. Documentation by Jacqui Shelton

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  • Camille Thomas is an artist living and working on unceded Woiwurrung country, of the wider Kulin nation. Camille’s practice processes the act of unravelling, thinking through making. Examining thoughts of identity and memory, their reflective practice considers the multiplicity of the self, meaning and experience. Housing their work within the realm of an expanded drawing practice, they are interested in how drawing techniques can be applied to the personal (transcribing the internal), as well as material and spatial modes of making. Camille completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT in 2018, and is currently undertaking their Honours year at VCA.