Robbie Karmel – Sitting Standing Turning

Tuggeranong Arts Centre
Until 8 June 2024
Participatory Event: Saturday 20 April, 2:30 – 4:30pm
Panel Drawing Performance: Saturday 25 May, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

The works in this show are therapeutic responses to trauma. They also document a process of recovery, from sitting, to standing, to turning.

Barbie spoke to Robbie Karmel at Tuggeranong Arts Centre

Sitting Standing Turning is an eclectic selection of work including drawing, handmade furniture, printmaking, and performance.

The seed for this exhibition was the drawings that Karmel started in 2021 during a period of severe mental illness exacerbated by the COVID-19 epidemic and the isolation of the lockdowns. They were done with bright coloured pencils in an attempt to reclaim joy and vibrancy in drawing.

The sculptural furniture works are handmade.

More information and bookings for public programs: https://www.tuggeranongarts.com/events/sitting-standing-turning/

Image:  Robbie Karmel – Untitled (detail).