Friday, 20 February 2015

Ro Murray presents a window installation in the NANA gallery windows


In December 2011, while staying on board a friend’s yacht, Sydney based artist Ro Murray recorded the international maritime signal flags on the cockpit wheel house, with the iDraw app on her phone. Consisting of 26 flags, this international system can be understood in 19 languages. Ro has adopted this code into her art practice so as to send her own message of: 

“You Me Us” 

(or in the phonetic alphabet): 

“Yankee Oscar Uniform Mike Echo Uniform Sierra”

You Me Us is a phrase coined by Ro which reflects on the recent terror events in Paris, and calls for a United World to stand together. 
Using chalk pens Ro has spelled / drawn this message in the language of the maritime signal flags on the NANA gallery windows, located on Perkins Street. The Flags stretch a 9 metre distance along the pedestrian sidewalk and reflect the industry  of Newcastle as a working port city with an active sailing culture in the cities busy waterway. 

Ro Murray is a visual artist with a sculpture and installation based practice that draws on her background in architecture. Her work responds to current stories in the media both environmental and social. This is her second show at NANA.

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