Breaking Silence - Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide Central School of Art, Glenside, South Australia, 2014

The artistic question is no longer: “what can we make that is new?” but “how can we make do with what we have?” Nicolas Bourriaud

The work aims to reconcile notions of ‘the everyday’, poetically highlighting daily problems of consumption and waste. Seduced by colour, and through the repetition of material play it attempts to control the uncontrollable. My practice involves the resuscitation of the found object, making it active, giving it form, while arousing an emotive response.

We live in a world of uncertainty and unrest. One can focus on these negatives or choose to look away. My aim is to show you the world as I see it, exploring safety, protection, nurturing and refuge. The work draws from memory in an attempt to recapture a childlike perception of the world.

Aunty Bebe

2014

Plastic bottle caps & cable ties

110 x 160 x 1cm

photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art

  Aunty Jinnie   2014  Plastic bottle caps & cable ties  110 x 160 x 1cm  photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art

Aunty Jinnie

2014

Plastic bottle caps & cable ties

110 x 160 x 1cm

photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art

  Aunty Winnie   2014  Plastic bottle caps & cable ties  110 x 110 x 1cm  photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art

Aunty Winnie

2014

Plastic bottle caps & cable ties

110 x 110 x 1cm

photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art

  Shared Comfort   2014  Plastic bottle caps & cable ties  50 x 50 x 40cm  photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art

Shared Comfort

2014

Plastic bottle caps & cable ties

50 x 50 x 40cm

photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art

  Big Nana   2014  Chair, plastic bottle caps & cable ties  90 x 60 x 60cm  photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art

Big Nana

2014

Chair, plastic bottle caps & cable ties

90 x 60 x 60cm

photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art

  Safehaven   2014  Carpet, chairs, plastic bottle caps & cable ties  250 x 250 x 90cm  photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art

Safehaven

2014

Carpet, chairs, plastic bottle caps & cable ties

250 x 250 x 90cm

photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art

  Security in Numbers 1   2014  Plastic bottle caps & cable ties  115 x 115 x 45cm  photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art   

Security in Numbers 1

2014

Plastic bottle caps & cable ties

115 x 115 x 45cm

photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art

 

  Aunty Cath   2014  Plastic bottle caps & cable ties  110 x 110 x 1cm  photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art   

Aunty Cath

2014

Plastic bottle caps & cable ties

110 x 110 x 1cm

photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art

 

photographer by James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art