By Casey Jeffery, 2019
Commissioned by Metro Tunnel Creative Program
Curator - Global Art Projects
University Square, Parkville (near University of Melbourne campus)
Casey Jeffery paints her inquiry of the stripe, specifically the striped fabrics of Brella window awnings found on many of the facades of inner city and suburban houses.
Jeffery’s application of paint experiments with colour, line and depth which tricks the eye whilst offering a particular insight of visual perception (deception). She utilises the structure and order of the stripe as a way of addressing notions of the past, the personal and the familiar.
The seemingly banal observations of the structures that are built around us, can explain a lot about one's own identity and what it means to be here geographically in Australia today.
Casey Jeffery is a Melbourne based painter who completed her Bachelor of Fine Art (First Class Honours) at The Victorian College of the Arts in 2018. Jeffery has exhibited both locally and internationally.
This project was curated by Global Art Projects for the Metro Tunnel Creative Program. GAP worked with a number of graduates of Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) to develop artwork concepts for construction hoardings and barriers as way to gain industry experience in the public art commissioning process.
University Square, Parkville
August 2019 - April 2020