Rosina Byrne, Invisible Visible, 2015, Woven pork intestines and sheep bungs, lights, Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council. Photo: Danielle Hanifin
Women (constricted forms) are quite often virtually bridled and blinkered throughout their lives. These constrictions mould them until they conform and eventually believe where their place is in this world. I am a woman fighting for the rights of migrant women who are isolated and alone, so they may eventually see the world clearly without restrictions.
The use of intestines in this work is a representation of culture. Intestines support the function of our bodies. In this they play a major role – just as culture plays a major role in supporting a community.
Rosina Byrne’s artwork is about informing, engaging and inspiring change or action.