Welcome to a museum of real and imaginary body parts. Made from everyday textile materials, they are soft, comforting and familiar. Displayed inside specimen jars, you can objectify, quantify, analyse, and explore them without being caught up in the emotional connections, memories and experiences of our human bodies.
Examine them; you might find yourself.
Between/Beyond is an exploration of grief and how material and movement can embody this deep emotion as active and processal. With imposing presence, these kinetic works move and contort rhythmically, informing an awareness of the self, and our own physical responses to the perpetual agony of grief.Find out more »
South Australian artist Nancy Downes engages in an artist talk to accompany her exhibition, Between/Beyond. Come along to hear the artist elaborate on the themes of grief, as well as the creative techniques and processes undertaken for her consuming installations.Find out more »
How did you get here? To broaden discussion of Australia’s relationship to refugees, Ruth Halbert asks old and new Australians to contribute to a growing collection of arrival stories, stitched into fragile boat-like forms and suspended in a web of wool threads materialising space and time. This is the first gallery component of a process investigating remaking a time-based project of political letter-writing into simple handmade objects.Find out more »