Rice Skin

Jodesa Donley

22 - 23 February 2019

Rice Skin is a body of work that stems from the artist’s cultural identity, personal history and her associated challenges. As a Filipino-Australian migrant, Donley uses rice as her medium of choice in order to nostalgically connect to her upbringing. Donley’s mother would burn rice to make a substitute for milk, such that the cooking of rice became an act of survival. Through complex stories and invited participation, Rice Skin attempts to diversify and pluralise the kind of place we call community: a place where people can feel at home.

View the catalogue featuring accompanying words by Sancintya Simpson

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Left:  Steps Towards Understanding  2018 rice and wax on wood Centre:  The sequence of connection  2018 rice and wax on wood Right:  My Mother’s Milk  2017 ceramic jar, burnt rice, cheesecloth, silicone nipples, steel, hot water, stainless steel basin

Left: Steps Towards Understanding 2018 rice and wax on wood
Centre: The sequence of connection 2018 rice and wax on wood
Right: My Mother’s Milk 2017 ceramic jar, burnt rice, cheesecloth, silicone nipples, steel, hot water, stainless steel basin

The sequence of connection  2018 rice and wax on wood

The sequence of connection 2018 rice and wax on wood

My Mother’s Milk  2017 ceramic jar, burnt rice, cheesecloth, silicone nipples, steel, hot water, stainless steel basin

My Mother’s Milk 2017 ceramic jar, burnt rice, cheesecloth, silicone nipples, steel, hot water, stainless steel basin

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Mother  2019 rice and wax

Mother 2019 rice and wax

Grain of Life  2019 rice and honey

Grain of Life 2019 rice and honey

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Hourglass  2018 steel, plastic bowl, metal sheet, rice

Hourglass 2018 steel, plastic bowl, metal sheet, rice

The constellation I see in the sky  2018 steel, cloth, ceramic cups, kitchen tools

The constellation I see in the sky 2018 steel, cloth, ceramic cups, kitchen tools

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