Claire Mooney’s recent works take inspiration from textiles and quilting, bringing together fragments of colour and pattern to create images that inexorably slide from order to disorder. The works play with an ambiguity of construction and destruction. Using collage, photography, print transfer and paint, the splintered parts of nature-pattern and ornament are woven, layered and flattened together, aligning with or interrupting the other, seeking a final dissolution. Mooney was commissioned to create this new triptych in response to the local environment of Darebin.
Claire Mooney completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at RMIT in 1999, a Master of Visual Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2004, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the University of Melbourne in 2010. She has been a practising artist for the past 15 years, and has exhibited her work regularly in solo and curated shows. Since 2006, Claire has been actively involved in the Melbourne ARI (artist run initiative) sector and most recently, Education Program Coordinator at BLINDSIDE. In addition to her ongoing arts practice, Claire currently teaches Art at Montmorency Secondary College.