Julia Gutman is a multidisciplinary artist living and working on unceded Gadigal land. She reuses found textiles to produce ‘patchworks’ that merge personal and collective histories with canonical paintings to explore themes of femininity, intimacy and memory. The work is made almost entirely out of clothing worn and donated by the artist’s friends, their personal trace a significant thematic concern. With each stitch, both nurture and rupture occur – the process is as tender as it is aggressive. Referencing painting in subject and display while innovating materially, Gutman’s work queers the boundaries between subject and object, compliance and deviance.