Obsessed: Compelled to make – exhibition to conclude in Sydney

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April 24, 2022 is the concluding date for a touring exhibition which has now returned to Sydney, where it opened four years ago.

Obsessed: Compelled to make presents the work of 14 artists from across Australia, delving beyond the finished object, beyond the personality of the maker, into the fundamental conceptual framework of their creations. It examines the complexities of their materials and processes, the realities of their day-to-day studio routine and unravel what compels each maker to create over the course of their personal career – Why this technique or material? Why that concept? How does the mind of a maker work?

The exhibition explores the act of making through the framework of obsession – how it consumes and carries some along in its wake, colouring every aspect of their lives.
With these professional artists, it is their obsessions, and all the associated angst, failures, breakthroughs and milestones, that feeds their productivity and to deliver exceptional outcomes.

Obsessed: Compelled to make is an Australian Design Centre of ADC on Tour exhibition touring to 12 venues across Australia, accompanied by a series of films and a full-length catalogue. It was curated by Lisa Cahill and Penny Craswell.

Featured makers/artists include: Gabriella Bisetto, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Greg Daly, Honor Freeman, Jon Goulder, Kath Inglis,
Laura McCusker,
Elliat Rich and James B Young (Elbowrkshp), Kate Rohde,
Oliver Smith, Vipoo Srivilasa, Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM, Louise Weaver, Liz Williamson

See the exhibition at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Rd, Casula NSW 2170.

More information here.


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