Photograph courtesy of artists

Photograph courtesy of artists

Work in Progress

Caelan Blake, Ryan Hancock, Kari Lee McInneny-McRae and Niamh Minogue

4 - 28 October 2017
Opening night: Thursday 5 October, 6-8pm

Work in Progress examines the process of four artists that use the ceramic material. The works on display at Mailbox Art Space depict the mishaps and nuances of play in testing the limits of clay. By presenting the methods used by these artists when working and creating with clay Work in Progress explores the importance of responding with action to materiality. The exhibition asks, when is a work finished and why? The works in this show expose the transience of the clay and the tricky nature of resolution and completion with this changeable medium.


Mel Jane Wilson, Fluid Transitions, 2017, mixed media (detail) 

Mel Jane Wilson, Fluid Transitions, 2017, mixed media (detail) 

Overlapped Mixings

Mel Jane Wilson

4 - 28 October 2017
Opening night: Thursday 5 October, 6-8pm

This installation maps a response to the light-filled space of Pawson House using a range of translucent and opaque materials as the foundations that play with shadow, light and movement. A series of fabric panels made of collected and salvaged materials suspend and loop between the railings of the stairwell.  Soft sculptural weights anchor the work in place to enhance the smooth, shiny surfaces of the fabric structures and its flexible possibilities. Constructed of shapes and cutouts, reminiscent of the artist's previous painted works, each panel arrangement integrates remnants from earlier works. Overlapped positive and negative elements are sewn onto a vertical hanging drawing focus to recurring patterns, process and structure.

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