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Studio 32

Macarena Ocea - Textile Artist

Macarena is an award-winning, self-taught textile artist, based at Burrinja. She is inspired by diversity, authenticity, uniqueness and femininity. Using vibrant colours and striking expressions, her work explores themes of self-value and connections with those around her. These themes are expressed through portraiture and representations of the female form, with a strong focus in diversity of shapes, gender and age.

In the studio, Macarena utilises a variety of tools and materials in her process to create detailed texturised works. These include turfing guns, up-cycled fabrics, yarn and well-developed skills in punch needle embroidery. Using recycled/up-cycled materials is not just an environmental decision; it also embraces the uniqueness of discarded materials and gives them new purpose.

studio open 13-14 & 20-21 april

Parking Instructions: Plenty of parking.

Melways reference: 75 B12

Burrinja Cultural Centre
351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey

0412 035 869

Emerging artist


From the Artist

Creating authentic art is a process of disrupting norms, embracing uniqueness and breaking through your own limitations.