Wednesday, October 6, 2010

ROOM CUBED - Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville - 6-17 October 2010

'Room Cubed' was my solo exhibition at Factory 49 in 2010.  It was a large cube construction that you could walk into.  The 'walls' and 'roof' were held up by a central pillar and the whole structure was tied off to points around the room.

Room Cubed - Press ReleaseIt looks like a room within a room, like architecture. It has walls and doorways and a roof. You can walk within and throughout it.

But it has no real structural integrity. It is only cardboard, paint and yarn. The colourful flimsy boxes are only tied together with brightly coloured scraps of wool. The cubes balance on top of each other and are tied off to the gallery walls to ensure that the entire structure does not collapse – it is only art after all.

‘ROOM CUBED’ is a continuation of Kate Mackay’s ‘CUBE’ constructions, where recycled cardboard boxes are painted and tied together in random colour combinations. The nature of the materials allows for the creation of large sculptural pieces from small, easily managed components.

CLICK HERE for a link to the catalogue for the show and CLICK HERE for a video.

'Room Cubed', acrylic on cardboard with yarn, 203cm x 247cm x 247cm, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

2010 FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD - Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown - October-November 2010

I had a work accepted into the 2010 Fisher's Ghost Award - 'Small Round Cube'.  It was a prototype for a large round cube that I later constructed - stay tuned for that!...

It has a diameter of about 65cm and is constructed from small cardboard cubes, painted in acrylics and tied together with wool.  I originally made it for the Woollahra Small Sculpture prize - but they didn't like it...

'Small Round Cube' in Studio
'Small Round Cube' in Campebelltown
'Small Round Cube' in 'storage'.....

INDEX. # 01 - Index, 60 Hutchin­son Street St. Peters - October 2010

Index is/was a project space and studios in St.Peters run by Georgina Pollard and Alex Wisser.  Index.#01 was - 'The inau­gural project show­ing at INDEX. an unthemed group show­case of the wealth of art and artists that make INDEX. possible.'  (from Index website). 
CLICK HERE to see the photos of the show on the Index website.

My work was a tall cube - 3 cubes wide and 9 cubes tall - about the dimension of (a rather large and chunky) person. Each side consisted of cubes of a particular colour - a red side, blue side, yellow side, green side...  The materials are acrylic paint on cardboard with yarn, dimensions 166cm x 55cm x 55cm.