The Drawing Gallery, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney.
Materials: Aluminium, digital print, seedlings, wood and wood veneer, fluorescent light fitting, video, termite nest.
ACUMINATA consists of an eclectic set of objects and images, some of which are simply things I collected or recorded around my home north of Sydney. An arboreal termite nest that fell from a casuarina near the boundary fence, two potted plants grown from seed, a video of bees swarming from their hive under the house, an image composed of sky colours recorded at 7am each morning from July to December, an unclad structure I made from short lengths of aluminium. For me, this work captures something of the ecosystems of which I am part, and how ecological and social systems are expressed in material forms that build up incrementally over time.
ACUMINATA is part of The Drawing Exchange, a collaboration between National Art School (with artists Dennis Golding, Aude Parichot, Nadia Odlum and Margaret Seymour), Adelaide Central School of Art (Thomas Readett, Lucy Turnbull and Mark Valenzuela) and Maitland Regional Art Gallery (Jamie Bastoli and Jasmine Miikika Craciun). The Drawing Exchange continues with exhibitions in Maitland and Adelaide opening in September and October 2022 respectively.
ACUMINATA - video of bees swarming