the PARTNERSHIPPING PROJECT | 2018
BURNIE REGIONAL ARTS GALLERY, NOVEMBER 2018
Curated by Pat Hoffie & Rosemary Miller
The Gap Between Worlds.
Within my practice as an artist, I come into contact with, and intersect, a brand range of social and cultural groups and individuals: producers, purveyors and consumers. I am intrigued by the depth of knowledge and specialisation that can occur within one person or grouping that remains occulted, or shrouded in mystery, to another. Like a myriad of worlds that can be glimpsed, but rarely, if ever, entered into. In the German language, the word umwelt (literally environment) has a nuanced meaning that describes how each organism has a particular experience of the world based on its capacity to sense, and make sense. How differently a bee experiences the world to a human! Cascading multiplicities of seperate experiences overlapping each other through space and time.
This work is a meditation on umwelt and specialisation - of how connected we are, and yet ultimately how separate our experiences of life are from one another.
ISLANDS: A SPECULATION | 2017
QUEEN VICTORIA MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND
With Nicolas Molle (New Caledonia) and Grace Williams (Tasmania), Curated by Jane Deeth
The connections between the two islands of New Caledonia and Tasmania are curious and remarkable. Colonialisation, Indigenous cultures, significant and fraught mining industries, isolation and French exploration all blend to define the character and complexion of both islands. This project is a collaboration between New Caledonian artist Nicolas Molé, who presented a major installation at the Asia Pacific Triennial last year; Grace Williams, an emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal artist; and her current mentor Jamin.
These three artists share a commitment to collaborative creative processes and use street art aesthetics and animation to bring their thoughts to life. Their speculation will create an immersive experience that illuminates islandness, Indigenous experience and contemporary politics.
ARTISTS: Nicolas Molé, Grace Williams & Jamin