Monique Tippett: REACH Scotland Resident

Our REACH Scotland Residencies continue in June as we welcome Monique Tippett to ESW for four weeks to develop new work.

Monique Tippett creates wooden, sculptures, with a thematic emphasis on the natural environment, specifically the forests of the southwest of Western Australia. She has worked solely with timber for over 20 years, creating finely crafted works that bridge the gap between sculpture and painting.  The light that reflects off their surfaces, in a subtle linear geometry, provides an intimate, material connection that engages the viewer in the tactile language of bark and timber. Tippett’s works are sensitive to the environment and therefore to the immanent threats to its balance, growth and survival. At their core they are works of environmental activism emblematic of our times, raising awareness of the urgent need to protect our forests and to inspire a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

Tippett is an artist and public artist with a prolific practice and a catalogue of public artworks in Perth, the wheatbelt and the southwest of Australia. In 2019 Tippett opened her own Artist Run Initiative/Artist Residency, Lost Eden Creative in her hometown of Dwellingup, where she has curated many group exhibitions and mentored emerging artists.  In 2021 she received a Regional Arts WA Fellowship, which allowed her to produce 4 solo exhibitions all titled “My Darling” at Edith Cowan University, Gallery 25.  Holmes a Court Gallery, West Perth.  Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (in collaboration with AGWA Howard Taylor collection) and Lost Eden Creative, Dwellingup.  Her most recent solo exhibition/residency was at Vasse Felix Winery, “Burnt”, 2023

You can find out more about the work of Monique Tippett here.