ArtDrive Midwest 2017. Insectum Obsession public art installation by Rachel Weaver and Kim Tetlow.

ArtDrive 2017 Insectum Obsession

Patience is a Virtue

2017 has been the busiest year yet for me as a Freelance Creative! I've been going non-stop for months working on multiple projects and had little time to post on my poor neglected website. So a big thank you must be said to my ever patient subscribers! I really do appreciate you standing by me.

Last time I left you hanging with a sneak peek of this years ArtDrive installation, artwork by myself and Kim Tetlow. Well, our collaborative piece Insectum Obsession has been successfully completed and installed out on McConkey Road in Greenough!

Insectum Obsession

Scientists estimate that an astounding 4 million types of insects remain undiscovered, along with half a million spiders. The word "insect" comes from the Latin word insectum, meaning "with a notched or divided body", or literally "cut into”. Together we have enthusiastically “cut into” op shop finds, trash and recycled goods to build our own unique collection of strange and unusual invertebrates. Transforming the previously old, discarded and unappreciated into a state of new fascination - much like a caterpillar to a butterfly.  Enjoy discovering our critter creations - exciting new species found right here in the Midwest.
Rachel Weaver & Kim Tetlow

See it for Yourself!

Visit the City of Geraldton's website to download the ArtDrive 2017 booklet and map. Take the drive and experience the amazing public works of talented Midwest Artists! Or see the work we created for ArtDrive 2016


After several months of exposure in an open paddock, ArtDrive was all over for 2017. The grass had transformed from lush green to a dry brown and it was finally time to take down Insectum Obsession. Multiple storms and 80km winds certainly took their toll on our unsheltered installation - as did the snail invasion!

Rachel Weaver

Rachel Weaver

Freelance Creative at studio 8T4
Rachel Weaver is a Freelance Artist, Designer and Photographer who creates in a wide variety of media. Her work often exploring the quirky and macabre with an emphasis on dramatic light and shadow. Blending the lines between the reality of our natural world and the realm of fantasy, Rachel loves to bring unusual creatures to life. An eternal passion for horror creeps quietly into her pieces, combined with a wild imagination and a generous touch of personality.

Rachel continues to actively and passionately participate in a range of exhibitions, prizes, collaborations and community projects. She resides in her hometown of Geraldton, Western Australia with her partner, two dogs, two cats and carnivorous plant collection.
Rachel Weaver

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