Up North by Claire McArdle
Exhibition / 01 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
Gray Street Workshop
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- Catherine Truman, Sue Lorraine, Jess Dare
Have you ever wondered what you could make out of Icelandic Wolfish skin or thought about dying something with rhubarb roots…well Claire McArdle has. Up North is a collection of new work made in response to time Claire spent as an artist in residence in Blönduós, Iceland.
Artist listClaire McArdle
Wolfish skin, petrified wood, tiger-eye, wool and marble along with the more customary materials of brass and sterling silver form the eclectic palette Claire has chosen to create a diary of objects that reflect her time in Iceland.
Claire is interested in how the landscape has influenced the people and how the people have influenced the landscape in the climatically harsh environment of Iceland. Exploring the country and the culture as an outsider Claire observed the daily routines and everyday objects and experimented with local materials and techniques. The resulting exhibition is an intriguing and personal expression of time spent in an alien landscape.
Claire is a Melbourne based artist, her practice is an exploration of the world around her and her curiosity has taken her to Germany, Japan, Estonia and Mexico.
Claire will be giving an artist talk directly before the opening at 5.30pm, Thursday 1 June. This is your chance to hear about Claire’s residency in Iceland and how this experience shaped her work.
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