See Abbey Wealthy’s Vivid + Uplifting Artworks In Geelong

Abbey Wealthy jumped into the world of public artwork after questioning the sustainability of working throughout the style trade.

This noticed them shift from making artwork on garments that may ‘inevitably find yourself in landfill’, to reworking ‘boring and unsafe areas to make them carry out higher for the group’ with their vibrant work.

‘The general public area is the place I situate most of my work. It’s the place I really feel most happy, most positive of what I’m making,’ Abbey says.

However after a six-month residency at Platform Arts in 2021, the artist’s newest physique of labor, titled When Nothing Makes Sense, explores how their artwork can belong in a smaller, inside area with the identical degree of playfulness.

‘The gallery [is] the place I nonetheless really feel not sure, however it’s on this present I believe I start to meld the 2 and stand my floor. Discovering methods to experiment inside, in the identical approach I might exterior,’ Abbey explains.

Abbey describes the exhibition as ‘a secure, unusual world to sink into’, that includes an set up of closely patterned, brightly colored murals, framed works and hanging sculptures – impressed by childhood and early profession.

‘A variety of these shapes I work with are very flowing however currently I’ve been incorporating quite a lot of stripes which takes much more time and precision,’ they clarify.

Their work normally take just a few days to finish, however sculptures are sometimes month’s price of labor. The items within the present have been made throughout Abbey’s residency at Platform Arts, however throughout lockdown they needed to get inventive, making them out of bandaged-up rest room rolls and outdated newspapers from neighbours!

‘Popping out of those previous couple of years and with the ability to discuss my love of portray with individuals once more is giving me life,’ Abbey says.

‘A variety of what I do normally is about altering public area, about making areas for everybody to really feel secure and completely happy and I assume partially that’s what this present is about too.’

See When Nothing Makes Sense at Platform Arts, Geelong from April 1 –  April 29. The artworks can be on the market through the Platform Arts Stockroom, or you’ll be able to store Abbey’s different works right here.