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FINALIST | Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019

1 June - 11 August 2019

My work Middle Distance has been selected as a finalist in the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award. A biennial acquisitive award & exhibition celebrating the diversity and strength of Australia’s textile artistry. An exhibition of finalists will be held at the Wangaratta Art Gallery.

Middle Distance is part of an ongoing project that uses the visual language of architecture and tapestry processes to create jarring spatial experiences. Contrary to its dense materiality and clear-cut linear construction this work appears unstable and in flux. The focus of the viewers’ eye is bucked from point to point and forced to soften in much the same way that one stares into space, disengaged with one’s immediate surroundings. In the end, as Mark Wigley says, “What is experienced is the atmosphere, not the object as such.”[1]

Details: Middle Distance, 2019, Cotton Tapestry, 20 x 19 x 0.5 cm (unframed) / 22.5 x 21.5 x 5 cm (framed)

[1] Mark Wigley, The Atmosphere of Architecture

 
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MASTERCLASS | NGV, Melbourne Escher x Nendo: Between Two Worlds

15 & 17 Jan 2019 | Unfolding Repetition: Summer School Workshops 2 & 3 March 2019 | Imagining Impossible Spaces & Building Impossible Spaces, La Trobe Art Institute

Masterclass participants will gain rare insights into the exhibition development, design and presentation as they hear directly from the creative team at the NGV, onsite. Academics will speak about the challenges of traversing time and translating Escher’s now historic imagined spaces into tangible experiences in the contemporary world. Artist led workshops will extend this immersive experience by challenging participants to experience Escher’s world through hands-on 2-D and 3-D creative production inspired by Nendo.


 
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RESIDENCY | Heima, Iceland

3 Nov - 22 Dec 2018

I travelled to Seyðisfjörður, Iceland for another to residency adventure to close 2018. This time exploring the unique isolation, visual contrasts and ephemeral qualities of Seyðisfjörður. This small town set around a fjörd has a natural environment that defines the architecture of the town as much as the man-made buildings. How does this environment affect the inhabitants and their sense of place?

 
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PROJECTION | William Jolly Bridge, Brisbane

7 - 11 November 2018

Zig Zag (2018) will be projected onto the William Jolly Bridge in Brisbane from 7- 11 November 2018 in conjunction with the End of the Line Festival - a free street festival that celebrates the unique precinct of Woolloongabba with live music, food trucks and market stalls. Get along if you’re in the area, it’s basically a block party.

 
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RESIDENCY | Arteles, FINLAND

2 - 30 August 2018

I recently returned from a residency at Arteles Creative Center, Hämeenkyrö, Finland. Surrounded by Silver Birch Forests, Arteles is an environment that allows you to go completely off grid. Here I was able to read a stack of texts that I’ve collected and create new work developing tapestry techniques as a method for contemporary drawing. To see images and read more, click here.

 
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ON NOW | Lighting Installation, Melbourne

The Northern facade has finally come alive! I've been working with Ramus Illumination over the past 2 years to develop feature lighting for 2 Riverside Quay that activates the Southbank laneways and surrounding buildings. A series of linear LED fixtures subtly trace the interior seams of the North facade, allowing animated sequences of bold geometric graphics to undulate across the facade surface throughout the night. During the working week, a slow sequence breaths monochrome tones across the facade. At the weekend, a lively array of colour (I know, me, colour!) and dynamic pattern ripples into play, reflecting off the surrounding buildings.

 
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EXHIBITION | Blindside, Melbourne

Beyond the Veil, curated by Jake Treacy
30 May - 16 June 2018
OPENING: 6 - 8pm, 31 May 2018
Featuring: Anastasia Booth, Daniel Gawronski, Josh Hook, Paulina Hupe, Skye Kelly, Tessy King, Hernan Lopera, Diego Ramirez, Britt Salt, Jake Treacy.

Beyond the Veil is a group exhibition that seeks to expand and transform the perceptions, traditions and experiences of the white cube as an exhibition model. Through architectural interventions, site specifics responses, newly commissioned works as well as renewed curatorial vision upon existing works, 10 contemporary artists altogether conjure liminality (from the Latin word meaning ‘threshold’)  as experience within BLINDSIDE. Calling upon all that is unseen, peripheral and veiled in our collective blind spots, Beyond the Veil constructs and chances liminal moments that are often encountered within ritual - both ceremonial and daily - demonstrating the numinous quality of art. When in a liminal status one is considered betwixt and between, neither her nor there, and so the constructed gallery space becomes a place ripe for transformation.

 
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RESIDENCY | Australian Tapestry Workshop

From January 2018 I will be Artist in Residence at the Australian Tapestry Workshop for 3 months. ATW is the only workshop of its kind in Australia and is one of a few in the world dedicated to the production of hand-woven tapestries, collaborating with contemporary artists, architects and designers to create highly innovative public artworks.  

During my residency I will engage tapestry techniques to develop material and practice-based research around the concept of 'Impermanent Place'. Here I will create a series of new works that navigate architectural scale, transient materiality, repetition and movement.

 
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NAVA | In the Studio

In September NAVA visited the studio to snap some photos and chat about what being a NAVA member means for my practice. Through NAVA I've been able to access support such as the Australian Artists' Grant and the Freedman Foundation Scholarship for Travelling Artists to help me participate in exhibitions and international residencies in the UK, France and China. On home soil, NAVA look after all my artist insurance needs and is a leading advocate for artists' rights and equality in Australia. Basically, they rock.

Photo: Zan Wimberley

 
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FINALIST | Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation 2017

My work Tipping Point has been selected as a finalist in the Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation 2017. The winning work will be acquired into the Powerhouse collection and receive $20,000 prize money.

An exhibition of the 30 finalists will open on 18 February - 23 April 2017 at the Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Sydney. 

 

ARTICLE | Urban Developer

My facade is fast approaching completion at Riverside Quay Southbank, with just a few adjustments being made now. Inside, the building has been finished ahead of schedule and occupants PwC and Fender Katsalidis Architects have moved in.

 
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EXHIBITION | Pattern+

TOWN HALL GALLERY, Hawthorn

 29 OCT - 18 DEC 2016

Curated by Kent Wilson and Mardi Nowak

 
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PUBLIC ARTWORK | Brunswick Town Hall

This permanent artwork, North of the Warp, was commissioned by Moreland City Council and created to reflect the distinct geography of Moreland and activate the window void of the Brunswick Town Hall.

The undulating folds of the suspended forms reference the geography of The Melbourne Warp, a gentle northwest-southeast flexure in the land that has over time marked a hinge between these areas, with Moreland located to the North. The slow and constant shifts that have formed this flexure can be seen in the repetitive and ephemeral surface pattern of the artwork; at once solid, yet perpetually changing.

Thanks to the team at Counihan Gallery for all their assistance and Clearlight Shows for lighting.

 
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RIVERSIDE QUAY | Facade installation begins

Installation of the major facade artwork I've been working on for the past 2 years has now begun at Riverside Quay on Melbourne's Southbank. This artwork features origami-like folds and dynamic graphics that span over 2700 square metres. Wrapping seamlessly around an existing 8 storey carpark, the facade compliments the new tower built atop it, designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects.

Installation of the facade is due for completion by the end of 2016.

 
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Art & Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award 2012/13

I was recently awarded the Art & Australia/ Credit Suisse Contemporary Art Award 2012. My work will be featured on the
back cover of the Art & Australia (Now ARTAND) Summer Issue with accompanying article written by Jane Button.

 
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REVIEW | Symphonic Encounters: Art Guide Australia, 2012

Symphonic Encounters, which featured Puzzlethèque, has been reviewed by Dan Rule in the July-August issue of Art Guide Australia.

 
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FEATURE ARTICLE | Australian Art Review, 2010

Britt Salt: Drawing in Three Dimensions by Andrew Nicholls featured in the Australian Art Review.

 
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CATALOGUE | Monoform (or how I learned to enjoy puzzles), 2008

'Monoform (or how I learned to enjoy puzzles)' is an exhibition catalogue by Ric Spencer (Curator and Writer, WA) which accompanied the exhibition Monoform in Space (2008) at Perth Galleries.

 
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REVIEW | Monoform: Manifold, 2008

By Robert Nelson, The Age, 5 November 2008

 
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FEATURE ARTICLE | INdesign Magazine, 2007

By Penny Craswell

 
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FEATURE ARTICLE | Belle Magazine, 2007

By Leta Keens