Wyndham Art Prize 2015

May 14 - June 28
Wyndham Art Gallery
Wyndham Cultural Centre
177 Watton St, Werribee

Mock Abstraction, 2015, oil and enamel on constructed paper, 59 x 51 x 10 cm
Block Crinkle, 2015, oil and enamel on constructed paper, 58 x 50 x 12 cm

Artist statement about the work
The borderlines between painting, drawing and sculpture and ‘meaning’ embedded in process comprise my practice. These works constructed with everyday newsprint are informed by my grandparent’s stories of using ‘materials at hand’ during the Great Depression. The work is expressive, preferring looseness to control and reference my response, attachment to, and memory of objects. Mock Abstraction, 2015, takes its form from abstract painting, but due to the uncontrollable nature of the media it appears ‘not quite right’ – a comment about Painting. Block Crinkle, 2015, similarly takes its form from an abandoned deflated soccer ball I found – no longer useful.
 Shots from the opening last night....

With gallery curator, Megan Evans

Block Crinkle (top) and Mock Abstraction, 2015.

With Janice Murray and her work

After speeches performance