Hammock, textile by John Corbett
Hammock by pioneering Australian fibre artist John Corbett was one of Ararat Regional Art Gallery's first acquisitions. The work illustrates the way soft materials and weaving in particular were used by Corbett and other international artists to transform perceptions of sculpture.
John Corbett emerged out of the growing craft scene in Australia, learning to weave by attending classes held by the Handspinners and Weavers Guild. His artistic vision is very much informed by "post-minimalism" which used unconventional materials in new and exciting ways.