30 July - 24 September 2016
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm.
Recent and previously unexhibited work by senior contemporary Australian artist Miriam Stannage.
Miriam Stannage: Survey 2006 - 2016 showcases Stannage’s characteristically wry observations of life, and testifies to her ongoing experimentation and innovation across a range of media. The artist utilises everyday objects to offer a commentary on fame, and the fragile and transitory nature of our time on this planet. Photographs from major sries including Elvis and Marilyn (Spirit Photographs), 2009-2010, Paradise Lost, 2008 and her most recent Security Notice series, 2014 - 2015 will be on display.
Image: Miriam Stannage. The observer observed (detail), 2015, from Security series, objects on canvas, 153 x 102 cm
Miriam Stannage (b. 1939) is a relentless innovator. Her practice is founded upon a deep intellectual engagement with, and curiosity about, the challenges and nature of contemporary life. For the last fifty years, she has produced a dazzling range of works that resist easy categorisation.
Stannage continues to celebrate the strange and beautiful in our everyday, working across the genres of installation, photography, painting, video, prints and drawings, and artist’s books.
Lee Kinsella has curated and managed exhibitions at Australian state and national public institutions including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Australian War Memorial and The National Film and Sound Archive (formerly ScreenSound Australia). She has written catalogue essays, articles and contributed to several books on Australian art, co-editing Into the Light: The Cruthers Collection of Women's Art in 2012 and HERE&NOW13 in 2013.