Deb Mansfield exhibition at Stills Gallery
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, $1,850
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|
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, $1,300
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.
Find out more
- Visit Deb Mansfield's website.