Melanie's exhibition in Canberra Jun 13-Jul 7 2024

Exhibition Information

Gallery: M16 Artspace, Gallery 3

Exhibition: Life in the System

Artist: Melanie Olde

Exhibition dates: 13 June - 7 July 2024

Opening night: 6pm Thursday 13 June 2024

Gallery opening hours: 12.00 - 5.00pm Wednesday to Sunday

Gallery Location: 21 Blaxland Cres, Griffith ACT 2603

More information:
@m16artspace, @melanie_olde

Exhibition description:

Experimental weaver Melanie Olde's latest exhibition, Life in the System, invites audiences to explore the abstract world of her intricate hand-woven 3-dimensional fabric forms. Olde's work continues her exploration of woven forms that mimic living tissue, life-like structures and functions. In this exhibition, Olde draws inspiration from artificial life and plant growth algorithms to create woven artworks. By overlaying these concepts with loom-controlled 3-dimensional weaving and contrasting materials, the threads move unpredictably, resulting in emergent organic forms. Olde uses weaving as a metaphor for complexity within life systems, where small individual elements and rules act cumulatively upon the whole, resulting in emergent behaviour.    


Melanie Olde Fern
Melanie Old Fabricated Fern