Raquel Ormella

Raquel Ormella
Wealth for toil I 2014
synthetic polymer paint, hessian, cotton, metallic thread, ribbon
220 x 270 cm
© Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

For ten years, Raquel Ormella has been constructing flags and banners that borrow aesthetically from sporting and protest banners, referencing them in her practice to comment on political events and social situations. For the Basil Sellers Art Prize 4, Ormella exhibited two large scale banners which examine the way that sport, Olympic achievement and mineral wealth have contributed to Australia’s sense of national identity.

Ormella is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane.