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Rebecca Monaghan
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Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, 2017

Photo courtesy of Five Walls Projects

Rebecca Monaghan’s art practice has primarily focused on the interpretation of colour with a theoretical foundation that references the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky and the French composer Claude Debussy. Through the construction of small-scale sculptural arrangements, she has conjured dynamic spaces for the viewer to experience the lively relationship between colours and their individual personalities.

Most recently her work has focused on the colour black, tonal scaling and the effect of juxtaposing these onto the surfaces of constructed forms. The outcome is a play of striking contrasts and is reflective of Kandinsky's explorations in 'Surfaces Meet' (1934).

Rebecca Monaghan is based in Melbourne and completed a Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2015. She holds a Bachelor degree majoring in philosophy and psychology and postgraduate qualifications in computer science.


Rebecca regularly exhibits in Melbourne. She has exhibited at numerous Melbourne project spaces and galleries, including C3 Contemporary Art Space, Footscray Community Arts Centre and George Paton Gallery. Her work is held in the collections of Deakin University, Epworth Medical Foundation and in numerous private collections.

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