Moments of darkness and of light

Moments of darkness and of light

Ceramicist Kelly Austin is interested in how an understanding of one object may influence the perception of another; in the ‘friction’ between the recognisable and the abstract; in how placement and proximity, harmony and discord can generate various propositions and...
Transient

Transient

Dianne Fogwell has long studied the effects of fire on the Australian landscape. In early 2020, she writes “the haze and unburnt particles that laid a blanket of smoke over Canberra were the ghostly indicators of the immense devastation and turmoil . . . These...
Studies in solitude

Studies in solitude

“Thornton Walker is an artist who is a teller of stories without a narrative,” wrote Professor Sasha Grishin a few years ago. Attributing to his paintings the “quality of a waking dream into which the beholder is invited to enter and dissolve”, Grishin noted their...
A fundamental pause

A fundamental pause

Canberra artist Kirrily Humphries borrows the title of this exhibition from a poem, ‘Crumbling is not an instant’s act’, by the American writer Emily Dickinson. The poem evokes the process of decay and the passing of time, and these are reflected in Kirrily’s...