12 November - 11 December 2020
OPENING | Thursday 12th November, 6-8pm
GUEST SPEAKER | Rebecca Evans, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design, Art Gallery of South Australia

Life forms connects to the minor phenomena that are felt and experienced, but can go unnoticed in life, the moments where the average becomes extraordinary. These can be found in homes or in the topography of our intimate being, inside and outside of ourselves - our bodies, families, communities and known worlds.

These ideas are manifested through Talia Wignall’s intimate paintings of details of physical trace on light switches; the chaos and disorder of sentimental objects stored and documented in Lucy Turnbull’s work; and Zoe Freney’s utilitarian, beautiful, rough and intimate handmade canvas underwear. The cave or tent-like structures that Nancy Downes constructs draw us outside of our homes but equally inside our bodies. Zoe Kirkwood takes us further to an imagined new home away from home on the next planet that humans might inhabit. Nicole Clift similarly builds on this dilation/contraction movement by considering the wave forms and trapped air held within curtain folds, and the wider implications of contained forces. This exhibition is timely in its exploration of the close and the tiny, the infinite space gazing, and the interconnectedness of it all.


This exhibition has been supported by the South Australian Government through Arts South Australia

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