25 November 2017 - 18 February 2018
Louiseann King is the Bendigo Art Gallery 2017 Going Solo artist; an initiative providing contemporary artists living and working in central Victoria the opportunity to produce a significant new body of work for solo exhibition.
For King, the natural world provides rich symbolism for self-reflection as well as a medium to probe broader cultural and social structures and histories. Her immersive installation arbor temporis momentum is an imagined landscape comprised of objects foraged and formed; in some cases completely transformed through a casting process. Paying homage to the fragility and beauty of nature, these tangible elements, many gathered from the bushland near King’s home and studio, are woven into the work in poetic layers, which touch upon family and the lived experience of women in Australia, particularly in connection to the land and domestic enterprise.
Soundscape by renowned Australian sound artist Philip Samartzis and Louiseann King.
Louiseann King is a sculptor/installation artist and academic based in Eganstown, Victoria. Her work is included in a number of public and private collections. In 2006 she completed a Doctorate in Philosophy at Monash University where she held the Monash Silver Jubilee Scholarship. King has exhibited widely and is the recipient of numerous grants and prizes, most recently a VicArts New Work Grant and the Craft Victoria Love Locks Commission.
This is not a ticketed exhibition.
This exhibition is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Images:: Louiseann King, arbor temporis momentum - recedo, 2017. bronze, vintage glass vessels, early Australian Colonial Kauri ine table, vintage wool crochet baby blanket, vintage glass panels. 225cm (w) x 172cm (d) x 143cm (h). Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Danny Wootton.