Textile exhibition on the meaning of life at Wangaratta Art Gallery

Published on 14 September 2023

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Wangaratta Art Gallery is delighted to present The Four Pillars, a new exhibition of textile-based works by Melbourne based artist Evangeline Cachinero.

Evangeline Cachinero is known for her vibrant paintings, digital installations and detailed textiles that bring together her interests in contemporary systems of belief, self-help and psychology. She has exhibited her work throughout Australia, the US and Europe.

In 2021, Cachinero was awarded the Highly Commended Ruth Amery Award in the 2021 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, receiving $2,500 prize money for her embroidered painting, Pseudologia Fantastica, 2021.

The artist has created a new body of work for this exhibition which explores the pillars of meaning in life, including belonging, purpose, storytelling and transcendence and she challenges visitors to contemplate their own personal pillars for life.

Wangaratta Art Gallery Director, Rachel Arndt said The Four Pillars is timely and mesmerising exhibition: 

“Evangeline works with many different mediums – painting, digital, photography, textiles – often in the same body of work, exhibition or within one single artwork. She does this to create tension, a beautiful vibrant experience, and to challenge the viewer to experience something.

“Her work is detailed and filled with energy, similarly to our media saturated world. However, The Four Pillars will also include a space for contemplation, asking visitors to slow down, relax and ponder.”

The artist will be speaking about her work at the opening reception with Gallery Director, Rachel Arndt on Saturday 30 September from 2pm.

The Four Pillars is open to the public from 30 September to 5 November 2023 in Gallery2, Wangaratta Art Gallery, located at 56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 10am - 4pm.

For further information or for an extended media release, please contact Gallery Director, Rachel Arndt on r.arndt@wangaratta.vic.gov.au

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Evangeline Cachinero, The Four Pillars, 2021-2022, hand embroidery on stained canvas, 146 x 116 cm each (approx.). Courtesy of the artist.

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Evangeline Cachinero with her work The Four Pillars, 2021-2022.



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