Michaela Bruton - Oomph Trajectories

1 December 2010 - 1 March 2011

Sofitel Melbourne

Curated by Global Art Projects

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins in association with Craft Victoria

Michaela Bruton's first solo exhibition, Oomph Trajectories, investigates the illusionary possibilities of repetitive line through mark making and hand working of wire. In this body of work, Michaela examines how movement and rhythm can be generated through repetitive pattern, and whether this can create an illusion of life or 'oomph' in otherwide inanimate forms. The essence of time and hand made processes is reflected through works that pursue repetitious detailing.

Since graduating with Honours in Fine Art at RMIT (Gold and Silversmithing) , Michaela has continued her research into the history of traditional wirework, where evidence of the hand has
been replaced by homogonous production. Referencing historical filigree techniques with materials and applications unorthodox to this process, gives her the ability to create unique structures. In part, the results remain embedded in their cultural context, whilst also identifying a cultural statement about the present.

Michaela was the winner of Craft Victoria's Fresh! exhibition in 2009 sponsored by Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.