R. R. Pascoe is a multi award winning Australian artist and designer. Largely self taught, she is best known for her wearable artworks utilising found objects and waste materials which she has been creating for over two decades. Her use of salvaged and sustainable materials in traditionally luxury, high-end products aims to draw attention to the ecological and humanitarian impacts of the fashion industry, to question ideas of conventional beauty, notions of obsolescence, and explore the commodification of self and identity. Her other main areas of work are portrait photography and photomontage. Her work has featured in exhibitions in the US, UK, Europe and Asia, as well as throughout Australia and NZ, and is held in both private and public collections including the permanent historical collection of the National WOW (World of Wearable Art) Museum, NZ.
Cutting her teeth in the underground dance party scene of Sydney in the 1990s, she has been shaped by the ethos of DIY culture and the Outsider Art movement. With a background in Community Development Work she sees the role of the arts as integral to the development of healthy individuals and communities and she is a firm believer in a ground-up approach, all of which informs her passion for fashion and the arts as vehicle for powerful and lasting social change.
“We Must Make Do with Scraps” – Michael Leunig