Hang me out to dry
Tara Brady, Hang me out to dry, 2012, Care Label, cotton, thread
Corner Victoria & Swanston St
(during Radiant Pavilion: Insights)
Hang me out to dry utilises the language and formality of a care label and applies it to a person. We live in a consumer driven society, we care for objects, materiality, and place these on a pedestal. Hang me out to dry is about returning care to the self, our relationships, the wider community. It’s a tongue in cheek look at our flaws and vulnerabilities, a poetic warning, and an offering. I will be doing a live performance; a coat check, hand sewing the labels into people's garments, as well as an interventionist piece delivering clothes with labels sewn into them to op-shops around Melbourne.
Artist Tara Brady
Tara Brady, Hang me out to dry - This Heart, 2012, cotton, thread
Tara Brady, Hange me out to dry, Care Label, 2012, cotton, thread
About the Artist
Tara Brady is a Wellington based jeweller and artist. Her work is intuitively made as an outlet to assimilate and process life. She is fascinated by individual vulnerability, and the beauty found in the imperfections of human relationships. Her work often irreverently references pop culture iconography, language and sayings. These influences transform the work into souvenirs of a subculture brimming with dark humour, free from any sense of saccharine sentimentality.