EXHIBITIONS / JULIA DAVIS
08.10.2009 to 31.10.2009
Julia Davis' site-specific work continues her exploration of the idea that landscape is cultural space -- a space informed by and informing culture. She investigates the associative properties of objects, places and spaces through spatial, public and temporal intervention and uses a wide range of materials, processes and contextual sitings. In this exhibition, a low mirrored plane of water hovers above the ground and interacts with the viewer as well as the quality of light and air in the room. The walls of the gallery become canvases of reflected light which respond to the actions within the space.
Julia Davis completed a Master of Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts in 2006. She has since presented solo shows at the Tin Sheds gallery, Peloton, and was the winner of the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture prize in 2007. In 2009 she installed a large public art work at the head quarters of 'Sydney Water' in Parramatta. Recent group exhibitions include Albion Place, Art and About; Monolithic, Peloton; Woollahra Sculpture Prize (special commendation); Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award 2006; polyformalism, the Project Room, Danks St Sydney 2006; Unclaimed Luggage Circulaire
Bellas Arts, Madrid 2005. Forthcoming exhibitions include IASKA residency and solo exhibition 2010.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
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