OCTOBER 2023 – solo exhibition at traffic jam galleries, Sydney, focusing on colour interaction, working title ‘Colour Play’.
NOVEMBER 2023 – Affordable Art Fair Singapore.
LATE 2023/4 – Refurbishment of a miner’s cottage and additional accommodation for artists in the regional arts and cultural hub of Portland, NSW.
LATE 2024 – Preparation for the launch of the new Bec Pierce capsule merchandise program. The products will include silk cashmere shawls, tote bags, oversized cushion covers and bucket hats.
“My practice is constantly evolving. Moving between painting, photography and sculpture, I am finding with time the transition between the three genres is becoming more fluid as subject and medium can overlap.
The genesis of a new series, BRIDGE AND FLOW, emerged from collecting the overspill of impasto paint from large canvases. Drying the paint, twisting, and molding it, creating an element that forms part of my sculptural works. Taking it a step further I intentionally spill and pour paint in large quantities on flat surfaces; when dry I peel and fold it. Incorporated with the manipulated paint is cotton rag paper that I dye, dry, and resin to create a stable base.
These artworks I believe have a natural, organic flow to them and to this point have been indoor pieces as wall or floor works. They may in time evolve and be placed externally taking on an ephemeral existence and subsequent demise.
I am developing works that can be situated on a wall or column and extending, giving the impression of slipping and sliding down to a flat surface, and then bleeding out and ‘blooming’.
I see the works as steppingstones in a body of water, migrating through one existence and on to the next. Titles of past works reflect this ‘Look Back, ‘Jumped Ship to a Better Place’, ‘Puddle’ and ‘Narcissus’s Swamp’. Layers of medium are heavily populated with tiny dots, a reflection of humanity and the masses.” – Rebecca Pierce
‘Narcissus’s Swamp’ was a finalist in the 2021 Fishers Ghost Art Prize – Contemporary Section and ‘Jumped Ship to a Better Place’ was selected and exhibited at the 2021 GreenWay Art Prize, receiving a Highly Commended from the adjudication panel. In 2023 ‘Look Back’ was selected as a finalist for the Du Rietz Art Prize.
“I have an ever growing exciting ‘to do’ and ‘wishful thinking’ list!
One such concept is to ‘wrap’ the entire building at 41 Military Road in one of my beach scenes. Structurally replacing all the existing windows, removing mullions and transoms, being left with single planes of glass ”. – Rebecca Pierce