On Wednesday I begin installing my work for the Woodford Academy exhibition 'Shelter' as part of their Open Days program for 2014/15. I will be doing an artist talk on the 15 November from 2-3pm. All welcome. Details on my 'Upcoming Exhibitions' page here.
The Woodford Academy is a National Trust property on the Great Western Highway at Woodford in the Blue Mountains. It is an intriguing property, purportedly home to ghosts, that has been variously a private dwelling, a school and an inn.
For this installation I am working with cicada shells, natural and found materials and ceramic objects to create a work that ruminates on the history of habitation of the building and the environment in sits within. Over three open days in Nov and January the work will grow and change, moving throughout the house and inviting a continued conversation about change and transformation both human and non-human.
I've really enjoyed making elements for this installation and I'm looking forward to seeing how it will all come together once I am in the space. Here's a sneak peak at some of the ceramic pieces I've made for the sewing room, the first location in the house for this exhibition. They are in the kiln now for a second firing so they won't be white but hopefully quite bone-like.