VISIT THE COLLECTION…Acquisition note
Georgina Campbell is a very accomplished artist and photographer, whose works have been widely exhibited. This artwork is very timely for the issue it addresses – global warming/climate change, and also very innovative and accessible. The connection between the materiality and structure of the folded form lends itself to the subject matter on many levels (shape mimicking the shape of icebergs, the folding is relatable and alludes to the uncertain and unknowable future, etc.)
Most viewers will recognise the object that this artwork has been folded to look like, and instantly enjoy and understand the connotations of this object that playfully pretends to tell your fortune or future. It should be displayed as an accessible educational piece to introduce children (and adults!) to the idea that art can be playful, while alluding to its deeper meaning.
I am in this book! I’m quite excited to have some of my scanner camera images in print and got a hardcopy sent from the publisher yesterday. Now I can show you a page about me and my scanner camera projects that I’ve been working on for over 12 years between other projects. More stuff coming on the scanner soon but for now I am so pleased to be in this book published by Ilex and the Tate, authored by Lorna Yabsley.
All my UK friends – go to the Tate and look at it in person – I’m on page 108.
I’m working on the hardware side of things these days but you can see more stuff at scannercamera.wordpress.com
I have this work in the Banyule Award for Works on Paper show opening Wednesday 28th August, 2019.
Fortune Teller #1 (Iceberg), 2019. folded archival inkjet print on paper, artist’s proof.
This work is a test piece utilising the schoolyard divination technique of the “fortune teller”, a piece of paper folded in a specific order that can be manipulated to reach a conclusion about the users future. Icebergs are literally on the threshold of change as rates of melting increase and icebergs are found drifting further afield and earlier than in previous seasons.
Designed not to be opened, this “fortune teller” becomes a sculptural form at this larger than usual scale. The viewer cannot actually determine an outcome but can only see hints of possible futures through the folds. The various flaps depict icebergs slowly melting in their natural habitat while the inner, un-viewable, layer depicts a vast dark endless ocean.
The Banyule Award for Works on Paper is awarded biennially to an outstanding contemporary work on paper. It is open to all Australian artists. The award is an acquisitive prize, with the winning artwork entered into the Banyule Art Collection.
Artists are invited to respond to a theme, and can submit work in any medium, as long as it is made on, or with paper paper.
This is a selective process, with the finalists’ exhibition held at Hatch Contemporary Artspace, Ivanhoe. We received an overwhelming 439 entries to the 2019 Banyule Award for Works on Paper.
A few works from my series, “This is the sign you’ve been looking for”, have been included in this online show. Click here to view…
My film, Lateral Mark, is included in an exhibition in Rome, Italy opening this week along with some related photographic works.
La Collezione Invernale – Inaugurazione at Ospizio Giovani Artisti.
Lateral Mark, 51min 35sec, video work, 2016
below: some stills taking during filming. On display alongside the film.
I am the featured artist on alsogallery.com this month.
The images are the first time I’m showing new works created in Russia earlier this year.
Photographic works based on the Strange Loop concept of working ones way through a seemingly hierarchical structure giving the impression of moving forward only to end up back where you started thus forming a Strange Loop. These works are about the strange landscape of Iceland, being stuck, but with a great sense of momentum occurring at the same time. Part biographical, the works represent my own Strange Loop of returning to Iceland in the exact opposite order from arriving there 3 years previously, and the events that occurred in between including losing all my digital data and all the images I had spent 3 months making thus being back at the start of a very strange loop.
Hardcover, 100 pages, colour.
AUD $110 / GBP £65 / USD $80 approx.