Safe Space Contemporary Sculpture
May 23 — August 16
Safe Space Contemporary Sculpture brings together three-dimensional art works by twelve Australian artists that explore psychological aspects of physical space. It features a range of figurative elements and narrative themes with social, and sometimes political, resonances. Many of the works in this exhibition take as their point of departure: the human body, its dimensions, the spaces it occupies, the narratives that contain it and the theatre or spectacle that unfolds around it.
Artists include: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Alex Seton, Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, David Cross, Franz Ehmann, Karla Dickens, Keg de Souza, Michelle Nikou, Rosie Miller, Tim Sterling, Will French
Touring exhibition from MGSQLD
More information here.
Education resource available here.
From the comfort and warmth of your own home join Liss for some creative yoga as she moves around the MRAG exhibition Safe Space!.
Keg de Souza’s artwork Living Under the Stars (LUTS) relies on the human body being cocooned in a protective tent structure that is reminiscent of the snug play spaces of childhood. The viewer is invited to lie down and look up at the canopy where a light display on a timed sequence mimics the constellations seen in the Southern Hemisphere’s night sky. Be inspired by Keg’s artwork and make your own safe space at home.
Here are some other great examples of safe spaces made by incredible local artists…
Did you see Alysha Fewster’s artwork Cubby House when it was installed in the project space at MRAG?
By elevating the act of building a cubby by recontextualising it within a fine art setting, the viewer is offered an opportunity to consider the significance of childhood experiences in nature. The profound importance of a person’s relationship to their environment transcends words. Through a visual medium I hope to offer a moment for deep reflection of the importance of a child playing in nature. Alysha Fewster
We are big fans of Shan Turner-Carroll and his work The Cubby Cave.