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Tash Maeva (WA)

Tash Maeva (WA)

Tash Maeva’s project Spinifex on my side explores the stark differences between rural living and city dwelling. These differences weigh heavily on hope and opportunities, revealing ways in which the audience finds themselves experiencing displacement in areas that feel foreign to them or even familiar. Maeva relates this experience of estrangement to feeling lost in the Pilbara, where racism was always prevalent and representations of friendly small town locals were starkly different to reality.

Supported by PICA’s Art Ambassadors.

About the Artist

Tash Maeva’s practice explores the rejection of traditional composition in both painting, visual aesthetics and writing styles. Maeva is inspired by their father’s love of country westerns and living in primarily rural areas. They look to explore these references with cheeky iconography that examines the here and now through political phenomena, pop culture, island roots, nature and reusable materials.

Supporters

Supported by PICA’s Art Ambassadors.

Image: Tasha Maeva Image, Tooth Pick for The Quail, image courtesy the artist