Craft + Design Canberra

Rebecca Selleck

Self portrait in the Anthropocene

Combining curved stainless-steel furniture with intricate bronze work, blown glass, living plants and bodily upholsteries, this installation of contemporary design continues Selleck’s creation of dissonant spaces that explore our increasing destruction of natural environments and the inherent hypocrisies of being human.

Rebecca Selleck has received multiple awards, including the prestigious Peter and Lena Karmel Anniversary Prize for best graduating student at the ANU School of Art, and the 2023 Lake Light Sculpture Major Prize. She has exhibited across Australia and internationally. She was a finalist in the inaugural 2017 Ramsay Art Prize at the Art Gallery of South Australia and in 2018 the Arte Laguna Prize in Venice, Italy; the Macquarie Art Prize; the Ravenswood Art Prize (Highly Commended); and the Churchie Art Prize. She participated in the 2022 Adelaide Biennial at the Art Gallery of South Australia and recently toured nationally in the Experimenta Lifeforms – International Triennial of Media Art. Her work is held in public collections at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Australian Democracy, Parkes ACT, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo NSW, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC, and Shepparton Art Museum, VIC. She is currently working towards a permanent public artwork at the Namadgi Visitors Centre through a partnership between Craft + Design Canberra and ACT Parks and Conservation.

19 July—24 August

Craft + Design Canberra

Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit Canberra ACT 2600

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