Tag: sculpture

Bad Ems

Emily Hunt

By Rebecca Gallo — 23 November, 2017

What makes a chair a chair? Legs, a base, a back? How abstract can a chair become before it’s completely unrecognisable – before it turns into a creature or a sculpture or a hatstand? I remember walking through a room – I’m pretty sure it was at the National Gallery of Victoria, or maybe the…

INSIDE

Curated by

Stella Rosa McDonald and Rafaela Pandolfini

By Sarinah Masukor — 17 November, 2017

For the group exhibition, INSIDE, curators Stella Rosa McDonald and Rafaela Pandolfini have brought together a collection of new and old works that signify unstable, recalcitrant and predominantly female bodies. Some of the nineteen artists included fit this interpretive framework plainly, while others stretch into more complex conceptual terrain – the body, if it is…

PAINT 17

Lionel Bawden,

Teelah George and Gary Smith

By Chris Oakey — 15 November, 2017

I went to see PAINT 17 because of a photo on the gallery website. It’s of a painting by Gary Smith that shows multiple layers of smeared, scraped, thick resin and paint in pinks and oranges and creams and yellows and reds, with bits of black in some places. In some parts the red is…

A shape of thought

Mikala Dwyer

By Naomi Riddle — 12 October, 2017

‘Please do not touch’ announces the forthright sign, standing to attention at the entrance of Mikala Dwyer’s exhibition A shape of thought. In the gallery beyond lies a smorgasbord of options for the unfettered hand: a collection of copper pipe elbows, stones, coins, sunshine yellow fabric; steel and aluminium and plastic sculptures that have been…