Rusty Country, Far West NSW by Jo Mellor



Mixed Media – Wool, cotton embroidery thread on upcycled linen | 72.5 x 73

Jo Mellor uses textiles and threads to weave together a commentary on environmental degradation found in Broken Hill in far West NSW, due to mining, water mismanagement and climate grief. She photographs rusted mining detritus and morphs these images into mirrored and repeated patterns that are printed onto sustainable linen using a dye sublimation process. Mellor’s tapestries are a transformative nexus between digital homogeneity of the printed textile and the domestic task of hand stitching and embroidery. Her textiles demonstrate associations of reclamation and repair through hand sewing in this era of climate uncertainty.

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