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Essential Matter

May 30 - July 9

Tanja Nola, Six Point Pot, 2017, Porcelain, raw clay, ceramic pigment and oxide, glass, ceramic straps 

Photograph by Sam Hartnett

Boardroom and Little Gallery

An interest in the ways artists explore and interact with the land provides the formative basis for this exhibition. Of specific concern is how the earth as a materiality in its raw and natural state is often overlooked and undervalued. Matter has historically been thought of as something raw, unfinished, lacking refinement and in need of shaping by the intellect. The elevation of matter and earth through the artistic process provides a platform for a range of issues to come to light. One being how the value of land in a monetary sense can rise exponentially for some while spirituality and connection with land diminishes.

This exhibition was curated by 2017 Wallace Arts Trust Summer Intern Jemma Giorza, and includes work by Brendan Adams, Antje Barke, Zoe Bokany, Gary Freemantle, Harry McAlpine, Tanja Nola, P.J Paterson, and Suji Park.




May 30
July 9
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