Cameo, 2012

Cameo artwork by Tracey Heathwood

Cameo was my first ever solo exhibition at Artspace Mackay. The paper-based works in Cameo drew inspiration from my immediate surroundings, namely the intimate, domestic environment that I share with my husband and young son. The artworks, which are grouped into ‘vignettes’, convey some of the everyday conundrums faced within the microcosm of the home: gender roles; domestic drudgery; family relations; intimacy; a nostalgia for the past and a questioning of the future. Cameo is also a celebration of the sanctity of the home.