Image: Jeanette Stok, 'Vault' aluminium, plastic gutter guard, soft garden tie and wire, 250 x 90 x 135cm. Photograph by Joseph Burgess
Point of Reference is the first solo exhibition by Brisbane artist Jeanette Stok. Over the last decade she has been modifying traditional embroidery techniques for use with alternative materials, such as galvanised wire mesh and black plastic gutter guard. These non-textile materials, which are more commonly associated with the exterior than the domestic, allow her to create unusual patterns that are impossible with a needle and thread. They also encourage a reflection of the way identity and perspective is shaped through culture, adaptation and repetitive actions.