14 April - 29 April
Robyn Bernadt explores death, immortality, and the realities of our vanishing planet through recycled materials, design, and formal art making. Her paper sculptures, cut-paper works, and acrylic prints explore the human impact on our environment. The often grim reality of the work is partially disguised with the use of formal art making; beautiful aesthetics and comedic touches, oscillating between dread and humour.
Robyn Bernadt is a Perth-based paper artist. She graduated from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor of Visual Art in 1999 and has since continued to practice and exhibit. Paper Trails is Bernadt’s fifth solo exhibition and will feature seven series of work, including Nets, which will be exhibited as a once-off event for Paper Mountain.
After completing university, Bernadt was without an art studio. Due to limited space, she began making postcard-sized collages from found paper and second hand books. Later she began to experiment with pop-up techniques and structural packaging design. She has recently returned to using household packaging in her work.
Image: Weed VI, 2016. Recycled packaging, 7 x 8.9 x 10.7 cm. Photo by Robert Frith.