An emerging South Australian visual artist, Rebecca McEwan explores her fascination of the natural world through drawing and installation work.
Throughout history humans have held a strong connection with bees. Once regarded with awe and reverence we are only now beginning to understand their role in maintaining the delicate balance of our ecosystem. Rebecca McEwan reignites our connection with bees through the assembly of a 'honey chandelier' in an engaging sensorial installation work.
Chandeliers symbolise wealth, beauty and luxury, their construction is both slow and methodical not unlike the work of the bee. Rebecca McEwan has collected samples of honey from around South Australia to highlight the uniqueness of the golden liquid and added it to hundreds of glass vessels to create a traditional chandelier. Supporting the work is the haunting soundscape of the human voice in Bhramari Pranayama (humming bee breath).
Opening Night: March 6th
Supported by Helpmann Academy