Cecile’s work spans a wide spectrum of the visual arts, from environmental and fine art, to theatre design and community arts.
Her enthusiasm for using recycled and found materials has always been an intrinsic force at the very heart of her arts practice.
This interest in repurposing consumer waste linked her up with musicians and performance artists working within this area and led to collaborations on many sound art & theatre projects. She has toured regionally giving workshops in multiple art forms specific to local communities’ needs.
Working as a community artist for Ghost Nets Australia in remote coastal areas became the starting point for her latest body of work. The discarded fishing net and marine debris collected during her residency were intertwined alongside marine debris found on her own local beach in the south coast of WA. This gave her a personal connection to place and an awareness of the global waste carried through our oceans today.
Her exhibitions have been complemented with residencies in Switzerland, Vietnam & Fiji. Exhibiting locally, interstate and overseas has led to her artworks being acquired by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University and numerous private collections such as the Kerry Stokes Collection and the Janet Holmes à Court Collection.
Visit www.cecilewilliams.com.au to see more of Cecile’s extraordinary work.
Featured WorkWelcome Home
- Year: 2015
- Materials: Ghostnet (abandoned fishing net and rope), recycled books, frypans, egg flips, marine debris, welded steel frame
- Size: Variable
- Price: $20,000