Archaeology of Practice 2, red gallery North Fitzroy 26 September - 14 October 2018
artist talk 2 m, sunday 14 october
red Gallery, 157 St Georges Road Fitzroy North is open Thursday to Sunday.
Opening hours Thurs and Fri 11am -6 pm, Sat and Sun 12 -5-pm
details of exhibition and gallery at http://redgallery.com.au/26-september-14-october-winsome-spiller-archaeology-of-practice-2/
gallery info is at www.redgallery.com.au
invitation to the artist talk at https://www.facebook.com/events/2177082072514023/
All works now available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About the exhibition
“Archaeology of practice 2” presents some works that have taken shape slowly.
Besides two paintings referencing archaeological images, the works include a monoprint on unstretched canvas which started its life as marks of objects placed on a drop-sheet, a paper-maché object remade from paper related to my art studies, a painting in pinkysil silicone, paintings partly made from paint tubes and dried paint, a small wall shrine of painted mylar (Space blanket), an installation reminiscent of fragmented ancient wall tiles, and a walk-in fabric room whose walls are embedded with paint from the making of previous paintings and paint experiments. There’s also a table of small experimental objects and fragments which I make and keep as a vital part of my art practice. .
I light-heartedly liken this sort of making to archaeology, in that I have collected objects, fragments and traces of artefacts from my past practice, considering their materials, colours and forms, reinterpreting, reassembling or connecting their parts to make new visual meanings, and displaying the new objects in a gallery.
This body of work was also influenced by my fascination with the fragmentary and the ruin, the material properties and forms of paint, plaster, paper,silicone, the works of Piranesi, and my travels in Italy where the forms and materials of past are revealed, clearly embedded amongst the contemporary built fabric.
Archaeology now has mass appeal, with television shows capturing the excitement of finding fragmentary evidence of cultural activity from the past, and reconstructing meanings from the found objects. I hope visitors might enjoy imaginatively reconstructing something about my practice, from this exhibition.
Winsome Spiller, 2018
Selected Installation images
Paper Cutz, red gallery, North Fitzroy
Several works in a group exhibition running from July 5 to July 22.
Red Gallery open Thursdays and Fridays 11 am - 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12 pm - 5 pm
157 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North
details of exhibition at http://redgallery.com.au/05-july-22-july-papercutz-group-show-3/
My works in the exhibition, are all made using paper in various forms. They range from collaged linocuts on board, through paint on paper, to painted papermaché objects hand made from paper items used in my art practice.
Prices are as shown below.
Images of works
Homage to theory, 2017. Paper maché made from art theory course outline, acrylic paint, epoxy glue.. 26cm h x 26cm w x 5cm deep
price $300. currently on show at contact red gallery www.redgallery.com.au
Art mag topography, 2017. Paper maché made from art magazines, PVA glue, muslin. Dimensions including muslin 90cm h x 45cm w x 2.5cm deep. Price $390.
Ebb: search for Sydney galleries, 2017. Fragmented art guide map collaged in pigment and acrylic paint and medium on rag paper 75cmH x 57 cm w. Price $330
Dune Terrain version 3, 2018. Collaged reduction linocuts and oil paint on archival paper mounted on board. 53cm x 53 cm x 2 cm.
Dune terrain version 2, 2018 Collaged reassembled painted reduction linocut with hydrogeology map insert, on archival paper mounted on board. 30 cm x 30 cm x 2 cm deep. price $330
Art mag object pink/porphyry reversible 2018 Paper maché made from art magazines, PVA glue, acrylic paint, plaster of paris, plastic mesh, epoxy resin, superglue, epoxy glue Double sided, on base. Could also be hung on a wall. Irregular, approx. 33cm H x 24 cm W x 4 cm deep, without base.
RSVP, Side 1, 2017. Paper maché made from unused exhibition invitations. Price $180
RSVP (side 2), 2017. Paper maché made from unused exhibition invitations. Price $180
Homage to drawing, 2017 Charcoal, graphite and torn drawings on
paper, embedded in paper maché. Dimensions irregular approx.. 38cm x 38 cm w x 5 cm deep. Price $250
Edge, Langford120 gallery, North Melbourne
February 11 to March 11, 2018.
The Langford120 summer exhibition of over 50 artists, curated by Irene Barberis.
My work is "Lava at the urban edge", 2017, acrylic and oil on canvas, 93cm H x 93cm W . It was inspired by the volcanic flows around ancient Pompeii and Catania, and by the material qualities of paint.
Gippsland Print Award, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale Victoria
To Sunday 19 November 2017 A group exhibition of entries to the Print Award competition. One work, entitled "Aquifer", 2017. A unique monoprint, in acrylic paint on unstretched canvas, 145 cm H x 91 cm W.
"Aquifer", 2017. Unique monoprint, acrylic paint on unstretched canvas, 145 cm H x 91 cm W.
"Archaeology of practice", Langford 120 gallery, September 10 to October 9, 2016
opening event 2pm - 4 pm Saturday September 10
Langford 120 gallery, 120 Langford Street, North Melbourne www.langford120.com.au
gallery open Thursdays to Saturdays 12-6 pm, Sundays 12-5 pm
"Archaeology of practice" shows some works that have taken shape slowly over the last 6 years, sometimes changing radically from their original state. They include a large painting on unstretched canvas which started its life as marks on a dropsheet, a smaller painting that reimagines a landscape from an old map, a re-assembled linocut, papier-mache objects, and a cabinet of small experimental objects which I make as a vital part of my everyday studio practice. The making process has some parallels with archaeology, in that I considered objects, fragments and traces of artefacts I had accumulated in my past practice, considering their materials, colours and forms, and reinterpreting, reassembling or connecting reconnecting their parts to make new visual meanings.
download a printable exhibition brochure here
download a mobile version of the exhibition brochure here
For any enquiries about works in this exhibition, please contact Langford 120 gallery. contacts at www.langford120.com.au
"This turns into That: Abstract works", Long Division Gallery, June 2 to June 23, 2016
Schoolhouse Studios, 81 Rupert Street, Collingwood. Location details at gallery website
gallery open Mondays to Fridays 10 am - 3 pm; Saturdays 11 am - 2 pm
"This turns into That: Abstract works” groups some of my abstract paintings, objects and an installation of fabric. Most of the works were generated in a process where the remnants or outcomes of making one work became the start of another. Gradually, with successive actions – brushstroking, deforming, pouring, flaking, transfer between surfaces, obscuring older layers – the marks, forms and colours accumulate, until a work looks lastingly interesting. These works reflect my deep interest in materiality, and in developing innovative processes that cross boundaries – between painting, printmaking and object making. Even the installation "Viewfinder" (a playful fabric 'room' with holes framing views through it), was developed from research involving these sorts of paintings.
Below: a low res video of the exhibition in the gallery
List of works - click on images to see more detail
1. Earth Water Fire Air (2012). Acrylic on canvas, 141cm W x 181cm H $2,500
2. Archipelago fragments (2012). Plaster of Paris, acrylic paint (3 pieces), dimensions variable $390
3. Big Blue (2012). Oil on canvas, 141cm W x 268cm H $2,900
4. Rise (2016). Oil and acrylic on canvas, 127cm W x 254cm H $2,900
5. Lake of the woods (2016). Acrylic on canvas, 31cmW x 31cm H $160
6. Abstract 6 (2012-2016). Acrylic on canvas, 31cm W x 31CM H $160
7. Grotto 1 (2012 – 2016). Oil and acrylic on canvas, 56cmW x 71cm H $400
8. Viewfinder (2016). Polyester netting, nylon line, Dimensions variable. P.O.A.
9. Marks and Stains (2012). Oil and acrylic on canvas, 151 cm W x 200cm H $2,500
10. Abstract 1 (2012) Acrylic on canvas, 118 cm W x 201cm H $2,500
click here to download a printable list of works and texts accompanying the exhibition
"Laneway Lace", painting on gate in laneway, rear of Egremont Street, Fitzroy North, launched April 2015
"Blue on Blue", Langford120 gallery, North Melbourne, August 9 - September 6, 2014
A painting and objects in group exhibition curated by Wilma Tabacco
"Transformer Room", Newport Substation gallery, Newport, June 2103 - solo exhibition