Ebony Secombe aims to critically review, reconsider, and eventually, redesign patterns of urban and domestic life through their queer, feminist practice in materiality, textiles, installation and performance.Secombe’s recent exhibition history includes group exhibitions Fabrik at Penrith RegionalGallery, YZ Space at Campbelltown Arts Centre, Mapping at Braemar Gallery and BlueMountains Cultural Centre. They have exhibited locally and interstate at regional and artistrun galleries.
Stop Drop & Roll’ explores ideas around disaster response from the personal through to the institutional. The wheelie bin and related contents refer to the institutional response of museums and galleries. Objects yet to be revealed are remnants of the deeply personal.
Ebony Secombe’s practice is largely concerned with themes of urban, suburban and domestic conceptual quagmires. They draw inspiration and source materials from local sites, found objects and material laden with meaning. Every day loss, disarray, decay. Occasionally pushing or twisting the work into submission or tumbling into some kind of serendipitous delight.Theoretically, they are informed by ideas around liminal spaces, junk space, place making, gentrification, the abject, queerness, psychology, feminism and materiality. Secombe aims to critically review, reconsider and eventually redesign patterns of urban and domestic lifethrough their queer, feminist practice in materiality, textiles, installation and performance.