Rebecca Corps

Biography

Born in Perth, Rebecca lived in the north of WA with her husband and young family for 12 years before moving to Bunbury. Her passion for textiles and work as a seamstress over 20 years led to an interest in textile art and a Bachelor of Arts at Edith Cowan University South West. As part of her honours in visual art she participated in a collaborative public artwork 'The Rescue' on Koombana Drive, Bunbury. This involved working with steel and added a new form to her expanding practice. Aside from this, Rebecca has exhibited in various group exhibitions including the Bunbury Biennale, South West Survey, WAFTA Twenty One and the Wearable Art Showcase in Mandurah. More recently she created a steel and woven grass sculpture for WA Day in Bunbury and has been appointed as Curator for the 2018 Rockingham Art Awards.

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Resonant Recycling

Inspired by a painted sketch of a gravel road, works were created using recycled textiles, steel, wood and doors.

Group Exhibitions

2018
SWAN (South West Art Now)

Contemporary art from the South West. My work incorporated recycled fabrics and steel.

2016
WAFTA 21

Twenty One contemporary textile artists were chosen to exhibit. My work included a series of embroidery hoops encompassing eco dyed silk using grapes.

Awards

2015
Art Partners Prize for Visual Arts

Awarded to the most outstanding graduate in the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Visual Art.

Commissions

2017
Maali

2016
The Rescue

Artist Statement

Unbound by dimension or form Rebecca's work is a curation of curiosity both in subject and medium. Her practice incorporates drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with a focus on the inclusion of recycled textiles as a direct link to human/self accountability of her work.