My solo exhibition "Nothing New" opens in Fitzroy, Feb 29-March 5!



About the exhibition

What is the language of that which we discard?   What potential are we missing when we impose our assumptions onto materials? Do I really need to buy new materials to make my creative work?   

I set myself the challenge of not purchasing any new materials for my arts practice in 2023.   This constraint led me to investigate ways to use often-overlooked materials considered “waste”, and explore new construction methods like weaving and basketry (ideas which then fed back into my ceramic works.)   

Throughout the year, many recurrent themes emerged- deconstruction and recreation, making wholes out of separate pieces, distortion of structure and the vessel.    

In Nothing New, I will be sharing all of the material research undertaken throughout the year, with a display of tests and experiments showcasing the creative potential of these unlikely materials. I hope that this information will help spark new ideas and demonstrate the abundance that is hiding all around us!   

The body of work that I created in my Nothing New Year will also be shown for the first time. A series of coiled vessels made in varying media (soft plastics, wire, ceramic and more), the works investigate the phenomena of connections and intersection across materials and ideas.   More information (such as details on artist talks, demos etc.) will be up on my website soon.  I hope to see you there and look forward to sharing what I’ve learnt with you!

Nothing New- the solo show opens January 29!

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NOTHING NEW
WHEN: Opening night for Nothing New is at 6pm on Thursday, February 29 The exhibition will run until Tuesday, March 5, from 11-4pm daily or by appointment   WHERE: Smith and Gertrude Gallery, 73 Smith St Fitzroy (Wurundjeri Country) ACCESSIBILITY: The space may not be suitable for all accessibility needs, so if the description below does not sound suitable for you please contact Sarah at hello@snakebirddesigns.com. We can arrange a time for viewing that’s modified to your requirements (bringing items from upstairs downstairs, quiet sessions etc.) x The ground floor is at street level, though there is a small step in the middle of the room. The second floor is accessible only by a narrow staircase. The bathroom is not wheelchair accessible and is on the second floor. If you have sensory difficulties or dislike crowded spaces, visiting at a time other than opening night may be more pleasant for you.