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Materiality...but not as we know it

copper cylindrical forms with blue tarnish and growths
copper cylindrical forms with blue tarnish and growths

Overview

What does the adage ‘truth to materials’ mean today?
When does a sculpture become a functional design object?
This exhibition explores the fluidity to these questions in contemporary creative practice.

Featured are the new and recent works by ten artists and designers, who each have an association with the Canberra region. They explore what happens when ancient geology becomes a wall treatment - when acid transforms smooth shiny copper into organic dripping furniture - and when rich coloured glass formed into a coolamon holds the cultural knowledge of the flow of water on this Country.

Elliot Bastianon (ACT)
Mel Douglas (ACT)
Marion Drew (QLD)
Ashley Eriksmoen (ACT)
Paul Girrawah House (ACT)
Lucy Irvine (ACT)
Trent Jansen (NSW)
Harriet Schwarzrock (NSW)
Rebecca Selleck (ACT) and James Tylor (SA)

Work with artist Lucy Irvine to weave Civic systems, a collaborative sculpture that explores a bottom-up approach to design and materials-based learning. Suitable for 9 years and above. Bookings below.

Dates

2 Mar – 20 Oct 2024
April 2024
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Canberra Museum + Gallery176 London Circuit, Civic Square, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
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