(Grandmother and Grandfather's Little Farm Hut)
Ramin Bari Tayung Babeh means Grandparents’ Home in English. Ramin Bari Tayung Babeh is inspired by the true story of how my late grandmother bought a piece of unwanted land and built a small house from the ground up with my grandfather as they raised four children together as full time farmers, part time seamstress and part time electrician. In this installation, my usage of textile serves as a personal container of cultural memory and familial meaning.
The textile hut is permeated with familial historical significance, personal identities and ancestral journeys.
Second hand Kimono materials and weaving
60” x 60” x 80”
IONA MOIRA EVEMARIE DANALD
Identifying as Bidayuh and working primarily with textile, Danald’s work is an exploration of femininity, mental health and recovery. Trained in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Danald left her role as a Research & Development Engineer in 2017 to focus on her mental health. Through her journey of recovery, Danald rediscovered her initial life’s dedication – her commitment to working with the less fortunate and people with disabilities through visual arts. She helped adults with disabilities and taught art therapy during her residency at Asia Community Services’ Stepping Stone, Penang, and volunteered to teach remedial classes at St Mary’s Primary School, Kuching, in 2019. Currently, she’s an art teacher at Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
Danald is the Winner of Spotlight 2019 by Penang Art District and Malaysia Emerging Artist Award Finalist 2019. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Kuching, Penang and Kuala Lumpur. AYE : Across Sarawak and Scotland is her first solo exhibition.