Make, Unmake, repeat by Abby Marie Murray
Medium: Found and Collected Textiles, Thread, Salvaged Canvas, Oil, Acrylic, Charcoal, Metal Wire and Found Beads

Make, Unmake, Repeat aims to re-imagine the textiles, paintings, sculptures, and myths of a body of work that was once another body of work. This reconstructed oeuvre centres around themes of memory retrieval and the passage of time while adopting a circular approach to making.The vibrant work employs the physical acts of making and destructing sculptural domestic objects such as chairs, pillars, and windows through a speculative lens of personal and collective identity building.

About the Artist

Abby Marie Murray  is an emerging artist born in Michigan, USA, and based in Gadigal Land, Sydney, Australia. She works with fragmented memories, textiles, and paintings to make intricate sculptural objects and installations that employ a magical realist craft practice.Murray’s work aims to reckon with family histories through the physical act of making and unmaking, disrupting our collective understanding of the ways in which myths are told and understood.

Website: Abby Marie Murray

Image/Video credits: Rocking Chair Murray Abby 2024

About the space

you’re okay by Brand X is an art activation space in the foyer and front window of the City of Sydney Creative Studios. The space brings contemporary and experimental digital, performance and installation art directly to the busy footpath of Bathurst Street and the daily city commuters. 

Showcasing local, national and the studio's in-residence talent, you're okay offers uncommon and unconventional art to take you out of your everyday.

you're okay is supported by the City of Sydney.   

Foyer opening hours: Monday and Friday: 7am – 3pm.

Front window opening hours: 24 hours, 7 days/week.

The gallery has two spaces: 

The Window: As you walk along Bathurst street, peer into the City of Sydney Creative Studios front window to view artwork ranging from video, digital, performance and installation.

The Ground Floor: Located in OK COOL cafe & bar, showcasing installation, built environments, site-responsive art and sculptures, textiles and photography.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body; and is supported by the City of Sydney.      



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