Ordinary Intricacies explores the interplay between elemental materials that are worked up to images, objects or vessels that are made intricate through the patterns and dynamics found in natural relationships. The seemingly ordinary becomes exquisite when these elements are employed and manipulated through artistic practice. Often drawn from the everyday and the domestic, functional objects and natural materials combine in the creation of functional objects, elaborate designs and deconstructed forms.
Sue Jones, Chris Capper, Brett Piva, Ari Chand, John Heaney, Lezley Tilley, Mojgan Habibi, and Maddyson Hatton will exhibit in tandem to examine further these material relationships and how they play out between practitioners who have similar material concerns.
Ordinary Intricacies will be on exhibition 14 July - 08 August at Watt Space Gallery. Please join the artists for the exhibition launch on Saturday, 17 July from 2pm.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.