Renee Allara

Photo Credit: Garry Trinh

Renee Allara works with ceramics and drawing that derive from microscopic images of insects, bacteria, and genetic material. The eye is a recurring motif representative of her main form of communication as a Deaf person. In 2017 Allara covered an entire room of wallpaper, furnishings, and glassware with graphic glaring eyes. This work also featured at C-A-C’s 30th Anniversary opening night ‘Little Orange’s Big Party’, 2018. In 2019 Allara presented at the ‘Kaldor 50 Years of Public Art – Love and Happiness’ talks and ‘Little Orange Presents: Pandora’ at the Art Gallery of NSW for International Day for People with Disability. In 2020 Renee acted as community consultant on Justene William’s ‘She Conjured the Clouds’, completed a Redfern Park Amenity Screen Design (in collaboration with Jezzy Fezzy), and led an Auslan tour of Fishers Ghost Art Award. Allara is working towards a collaborative textile project with Nanna and Friends for Cementa in Kandos NSW.