The meaning held within the objects became the subject of her artwork, as she processed her grief in the making, combining, reorganising, re-imagining, and finding of a final purpose for each item, from tax returns and photographs, to linen and music.
"Clearing the detritus from the homes of close family is a task that eventually falls to most of us. We must dampen our grief to deal with the everyday job of cleaning up and clearing out, our own memories tangled up with the people just passed, our memories jogged, jarred and jangled as each cupboard door is opened."
Glenda Mackay is an artist based in Rutherglen, Victoria. Her exhibition was presented as part of Murray Art Museum Albury’s Open Call program.