Golden Wattle Hookers
The collaborative duo known as the Golden Wattle Hookers was established in 2015 by mother and daughter Jill and Holly O’Meehan. The Hookers’ practice attempts to engage audiences through the use of mass crochet and soft sculpture to question the stereotypes of crafts, particularly throughout regional Australia. Inspired by the Country Women's Association (C.W.A) as well as referring to their iconic cook book, The Golden Wattle Cook Book, they together create playful and interactive installations through their shared love for making.
Gnalla Pop-up Plaza
Nollamara Shopping Centre, April - June 2021. 'Gnalla' is the Indigenous word for 'our' and is the name of the pop-up Plaza created with the City of Stirling under the shade of the Ficus trees. The Golden Wattle Hookers Duo have installed soft crochet organisms that can be found sprouting from multiple trees within the Plaza.
Stirling Window Trail
Christmas Window Trail 2020, City of Stirling, Perth.
Installed in the window of Black Pig Deli & Co. Beaufort Street, Inglewood.
Contributing artists to the City of Stirling Tree Trail at Dianella Regional Space, October 2020.
Attracting over 3000 people and covering 1.9km, this popular annual event invites visitors to experience the space where trees come alive to share their stories about why they are so important and the essential role they play in our everyday lives.
Jill and Holly installed arboreal and grounded crochet forms where one can move between magnified versions of lichen. fungi, capped mushrooms and a range of Banksia flowers and pods.
Neon Lagoon - Southern Ocean
Revisiting the sensory installation Neon Lagoon as part of the Southern Art and Craft Trail 2019 with a Southern Ocean twist. This work by Jill and Holly further explores the relationship we have with the ocean and the waste we dump there. Installed at Solomon Merchants in Albany the keen eye will see nestled in the elevated installation 'Ruby', a leafy sea dragon inspired by the FORM WA public silo trail mural of Ruby, painted by Yok and Sheryo.