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|Alan Schacher, Line of Fire/ Insubstantiality Performed for 25 Years of Performance Art in Australia, 1994. Photo credit : Heidrun Löhr|
|Jacek Przybyszewski, Margaret Roberts, Barbara Halnan, William Seeto|
|Elizabeth Day, Margaret Roberts|
|Rose Ann McGreevy, Margaret Roberts|
|Crossfires and Navigation 2 opening. Photo W Seeto|
|Adrian Hall. Photo: W Seeto|
|Barbara Halnan, William Seeto|
|Jacek Przybyszewski, Barbara Halnan, William Seeto|
|Ros Cook plumb bobs|
|Rose Ann McGreevy Notebook pages|
| L: Rose Ann McGreevy A Space for Inconsistencies 2013, photo Glann Locklee;|
R: Jacek Przybyszewski: For (4) Rose 2014 photo Margaret Roberts
|Margaret Roberts Little-Hanne-Darboven stencils 2018|
|William Seeto, 'RmG 2 (work in deconstruction)'_2016. Corrugated cardboard, acrylic paint. Photo: w.seeto|
In an imaginative look at the origins of the universe, and the cosmic fingerprints left on earth by distant events, I have used the antiquarian process of wet plate collodion photography.
Tintype photography, which renders an image in deposits of silver nitrate, is also an artifact of distant stellar events. By this I mean that recent studies have determined that silver, along with other heavy metals, has it's origin in exploding supernovas long ago in deep space.
The Wattle Room - Chapter 10 - The Anatomy of Still life
Genevieve Carroll's art is a visual autobiographical memoir of her observation of the world. Her artwork has an intuitive immediacy to it, an urgency that reacts as an internal discourse to mapping the personal and universal themes of existence through the subjects of still life and the human condition.
This series of drawings, plywood poems and sculpture respond to the chaotic world that we live in, a mapping of the ever growing lost connections, realities and artificial realities that we navigate.
Inspired by the 15th century Vanitas Still Lifes, which historically showed symbolic meaning through the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death, often running parallel with the ideas of wealth, pointlessness and pursuits of earthly aspirations. These tangled muscular drawings are edgily humorous and poetic, conveying internal and external worlds colliding together, demanding to find a resting place.
The artwork acts as a subconsciousness of the interior self and the consciousness of the moral social self where emphasis is on desire and despair.
This bright and playful work upon closer inspection holds darker undertones about the prickly experience of unemployment. It echoes ideas from the Greek Mythology Sisyphus who was condemned to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down again, repeating this action for eternity.
This moment in time when the past is asking something of the present and future…
There is a strange humming noise emanating from the earth.
People in states of psychological crisis and personal transformation are grappling with the deepest existential questions of the human condition.
Perhaps to be human is to forget? To exist in a state of selective amnesia, creating simple truths that render experience a rewritable and negotiable fiction.