The scorched trunks of Ironbark trees, the pure, pristine and fluid qualities of cast glass and the tangle of fibre used in her sculptures are vehicles for portraying the emotive and fundamental themes of fear, abandonment, memory, sexuality, love and death. Her works are potent memorials to the primal and cathartic ritual of purging and release and shedding and healing.
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Artereal Gallery is pleased to present the first Australian solo exhibition by London based, British artist Francis Thorburn. Thorburn's sculpture and performance work challenges notions of public and social interaction within positions of co-operative structures.
Thorburn has exhibited in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, most notably as a guest at the Folstone Triennial in 2011. His works have been commissioned by both the Tate Modern and Tate Britain galleries and he will soon undertake an artist in residency position and subsequent solo exhibition at the BWA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wroclaw, Poland.
Opening night drinks from 6 - 8pm on Wednesday 4 April 2012.