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By Sarah Ward
July 16, 2018
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Rachel Burke: Apomogy

Nothing says you're sorry like a pom pom.
By Sarah Ward
July 16, 2018
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Nothing says you're sorry like a pom pom. If you haven't heard that saying before, don't worry. We might've just made it up, but we're simply following in Rachel Burke's footsteps.

Since September 2015, Burke has been the go-to gal for woollen tokens of apology after making her own, letting it loose on Instagram and watching the world take notice. Her fluffy balls of remorse inspired others to follow suit, resulting in an ongoing community art project, an exhibition in 2016 and now another follow-up at the Redland Art Gallery in Capalaba.

The project, like the underlying concept itself, is as straightforward as it sounds: all manner of people craft their own pom poms, attach their candid confessions, and then post them off to be included in the artwork. In fact, Burke has received more than a thousand of them since she started. As for the exhibition, it showcases Apomogy as it currently stands, complete with multi-coloured bundles and hand-scrawled notes galore. Who knew saying sorry could be so much fun?

Image: Rachel Burke, Apomogy 2015.

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