| SITE(S) |

18 Apr - 5 May 2017

Opening Night | Thursday 19 Apr, 6pm–8pm



Lina Buck, Garth Howells and Paul Murphy

Site(s) is inspired by how the force and meaning of locations can shape Art making. It explores the processes of each exhibiting artist in relation to space and site. Varied locations manipulate the meaning of art objects, objects that stand as both a response and homage to the site.

Lina Buck’s practice investigates the experience of space in relation to the object and the figure captured in time. She explores the experience of site through measurements of the body across consecutive frames of a performance.

Garth Howells utilizes the waste in artist's studios to render an always in-progress artwork, sweeping up dust, dirt and byproducts of the creative process to use in the place of paint. Their work scrutinizes the traditions of materials, investigating art as a commodity.  

Paul Murphy’s sculptures are an investigation into the site of Lake Pedder, a diversion lake used to produce electricity. His work symbolises the Rose Quartz beaches that once existed in this iconic natural alpine lake. If Lake Pedder still existed, it would have a status similar to Uluru.

Lina Buck is an emerging artist based within Melbourne. She has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts and has exhibited in galleries such as Rubicon ARI, First Site and SAWTOOTH (Tasmania). Her practice explores spaces and our collective experience of them. Working across multiple mediums her work takes a sculptural form, often incorporating weaving methods.

Garth Howells is a multidisciplinary artist; their practice stands as an antagonist. They examine our preconceived cognizance of rule systems, didactic emotional responses and the paradox of value. Their practice reflects the hierarchies that are currently present in our contemporary context, investigating Art as an entity. Howells completed their Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT in 2016.

Paul Murphy is an emerging sculptor based in Launceston with an interest in working with the notion of environmental change; more specifically the interplay between the man-made vs. natural and the subsequent results of this as we experience and consider the future.

IMAGES | Garth Howells, Stuff I’ve swept up off my studio floor 1, 2018, Artist’s Waste (Studio 118) and Aerosol on Unknown Material 115 x 80cm. | Lina Buck, Performed Experience #1 2018, archival pigment print, 84.1 x 59.4cm | Paul Murphy, Traces, 2018. Photo by Aaron Claringbold | Courtesy the artists.