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Traces explores the forms of native plants, flora, and the environmental impact on this land.

Inspired by the impression of natural elements and local plants, the work responds to the simple, organic shape of a seed as the key, to reveal the idea of growing and transition.

The multiple forms and meanings of plants are essential in the work, which reflects the precious source of lifecycle in nature, as well as transformation through time and season.

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About the artist

Yu-Fang Chi


Yu Fang Chi is a Taiwan-born artist. Her practice involves repetitive fibre-related techniques which can be connected to traditional domestic art processes. She engaged intensive material-based practices, artistic research and curatorial projects to deftly investigate the role of femininity and its cultural connotations.

Yu Fang introspects the processes of weaving and the position of female body. She works across different facets of textile practice and collaborates with diverse artistic fields. Her research focuses on the development of textile, sculpture, installation, and contemporary jewellery in Asia-Pacific Region. Her recent curatorial project assembles narratives and gender studies with the potential to bring subjective encounters into wider social assignations.

Yu Fang Chi has exhibited extensively. Since 2008 her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at the International Handwerksmesse Munich, The Museum of Arts and Crafts ITAMI Japan, The Gallery of Art Legnica in Poland, Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award at Castlemaine Art Museum, Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial, World Art Museum and so on. Yu Fang Chi’s work is held in the collections of Gold Museum in Taiwan, Korea International Craft Biennale, and Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France.

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About the project

Art on the Great Victorian Rail Trail brings walkers and riders on a journey of artistic discovery through beautiful Taungurung Country.

In 2021 Murrindindi, Mitchell and Mansfield Shire Councils were successful in receiving $1.2 million through the Victorian Government’s Regional Tourism Investment Fund to create large-scale art installations along the Great Victorian Rail Trail.

Eight artists were engaged to create seven major art installations and 20 smaller works that have been placed along the length of the trail. You can discover them all here.