The University of Newcastle, Australia

Deb Mansfield exhibition at Stills Gallery

Monday, 29 September 2014

Deb Mansfield, an Australian artist and Associate Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts, exhibited a series of photo-tapestries in And dive into the sea at Stills Gallery, Sydney, from 24 September to 25 October, 2014.

The photography, tapestry and installation works in the exhibition explore the precarious nature of travel through internet-found images of island crossings and early forays into space.


 

Watch them swing (2014) Photo-tapestry, 64cm x 64cm(framed), Edition of 5, $1850 
Watch them swing (2014) Photo-tapestry, 64cm x 64cm(framed), Edition of 5, $1,850 
With the wind (2014) Photo-tapestry, 64cm x 64cm(framed), Edition of 5, $1950 
With the wind (2014) Photo-tapestry, 64cm x 64cm(framed), Edition of 5, $1,950 
The sea is going down (2014) Photo-tapestry, 66cm x 80cm (framed), Edition of 5, $1,300 The sea is going down (2014) Photo-tapestry, 66cm x 80cm (framed), Edition of 5, $1,300 I'll be there soon (2014) Photo-tapestry, 66cm x 80cm (framed), Edition of 5, $1,300
I'll be there soon (2014) Photo-tapestry, 66cm x 80cm (framed), Edition of 5, $1,300 

All you fisherman (2014) Photo-tapestry, 66cm x 80cm (framed), Edition of 5, $1,300All you fisherman (2014) Photo-tapestry, 66cm x 80cm (framed), Edition of 5, $1,300 


More broadly, Mansfield's work draws on ideas evoked by journeys to remote littoral spaces including Moreton Bay (Queensland), the Mississippi River Delta (Louisiana), Kleinmond (South Africa), the Tamar Valley (Launceston), and McIvers, Newfoundland (Canada). 

Since joining the University of Newcastle (UON) in February 2014, she has had four solo exhibitions and been a part of four group exhibitions.

"The Ryan Renshaw exhibition in Brisbane and this exhibition are the most important to me," said Mansfield. "They are the accumulation of two years research and work."

You can read more about Mansfield's work in her interviews with Sneaky Magazine, The Meander Journal, Raven and Try Hard Magazine. She has also collaborated on an article for Runway Experimental Art Journal.

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