Jess Hall: Imaginary Science

Jess Hall uses botanical, anatomical and cellular imagery to reclaim historically feminine practices, including embroidery, watercolour painting and textiles. Hall contemplates the environment and climate change by exploring the liminal spaces between art and science and the use of intensive hand-made processes. Her embroideries and works on paper use hybrid forms joined together through repetition and pattern to articulate an imaginary science influenced by Australian and European flora.

The exhibition includes the launch of a series of silk scarves based on Hall’s art practice, re-imagined as textile designs.

Jess Hall, Soma (detail), ink and watercolour on watercolour paper, 114 × 152cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith Project Space, Melbourne

Gallerysmith Project Space
5 June to 10 July 2021