7 April - 31 May 2009
Mel Robson's work communicates personal narratives through iconic domestic objects.
Her practice rests between a series of binaries, as she combines family history with innovative technique to create both functional and non-functional items that have a delicate yet rigorous nature. Robson draws on imagery from road maps, recipes and sewing patterns, as well as excerpts from books and family letters, to explore themes of war, family and nostalgia.
She creates works in slipcast porcelain and has more recently started using a water jet cutting technique on found ceramic plates to generate iconic imagery of war and objects from the domestic sphere. Through this combination of old and new materials, Robson endeavours to draw connections between the past and the present.