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.
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.
Thanks to NAVA and Zan Wimberley (photographer extraordinaire who found some great light that day!).
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.
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.
TOWN HALL GALLERY, Hawthorn
29 OCT - 18 DEC 2016
Curated by Kent Wilson and Mardi Nowak
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.
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.
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.
Symphonic Encounters, which featured Puzzlethèque, has been reviewed by Dan Rule in the July-August issue of Art Guide Australia.
Britt Salt: Drawing in Three Dimensions by Andrew Nicholls featured in the Australian Art Review.
'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.
By Robert Nelson, The Age, 5 November 2008
By Penny Craswell
By Leta Keens