Saint Cloche Director, Kitty Clark, is excited to welcome and reveal the inimitable and effervescent Rachel Burke with her remarkable first Sydney solo show – Cute Tomb. Celebrated for her glorious over-the-top tinsel creations, Brisbane based designer, stylist and artist will debut at Saint Cloche with a deeply personal new body of work.
Using keepsake letters to friends from her school days as inspiration and also a benchmark for understanding her own personal journey through those days and beyond, Rachel’s works are representative of the therapeutic process of her life. The letters are mummified and incorporated into some of the works as a process of purification. Glittery mixed-media wall sculptures are textural, brightly adorned and embellished shrines, visually representing aspects of identity with some facets revealed and laid bare or hidden, covered and concealed. Plaster and foil vessels hold the symbolic powder of our past selves, identities, friendships, relationships. It is Rachel’s intention that some of these handcrafted vessels, made with reverence and love, may be destined for use as urns, to memorialise a loved one’s passing and hold precious ashes and stardust.
Exhibition Video Walkthrough: Watch on IGTV
Exclusive Workshop with Rachel: Saturday 5 December, 2 – 3:30pm BUY TICKETS
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