Artist Index


WATER & DUST opens Friday 19 June 6-8pm

Artists: the-parcel (Taryn Raffan & Michelle Heldon)

Open 11am - 5pm, Friday - Sunday  20 June - 5 July 2015
foraging, collecting, recording, making and assembling 'the-parcel' is a collective of thoughts and all things everyday… with the things we find, we develop a rationale for living…bringing together the transient and rendering it into an ideology… 

the-parcel formed at the end of 2012 after friends and fellow artists Michelle Heldon and Taryn Raffan had experienced numerous synchronised parallels within their work and their lives. Both connecting to strong ideals surrounding shared experience with associations to attachment they have recently explored these often unspoken relationships together on residencies far north in the arctic circle. Having traversed Greenland and Iceland, their exhibition Water and Dust  is now a shared energy embracing bonds to land, life and distance. Works included in the exhibition are centred around a new site-specific installation connecting conversations between the arctic and Australia. 

binding time 2014

assemblages: found objects, wool and thread
installation photographs Refugium Museum, Upernavik, Greenland

breathe and drag 2014

site specific performance

photographs Refugium Museum, Upernavik, Greenland

currents 2014

site specific installation with found objects

installation photographs H-E-I-M-A, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

grounding water (iceberg pretending to be a rock) 2014

site specific installation: tracing paper, thread and rocks

installation photographs Refugium Museum, Upernavik, Greenland

suspended ground (rocks pretending to be islands) 2014-2015

watercolour, wool and thread on bockingford paper

installation photographs H-E-I-M-A, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland