I acknowledge the peoples of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which I live and work. I pay my respects to their Elders, past and present – and recognise their ongoing resilience, creativity and care for Country.

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Water under a bridge
22 September - 14 October 2023

 Room 5, Level 8, The Nicholas Building,
37 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Water under a bridge (2023) is an installation, an exhibition and a process sprawling across two locations. Works are pre-made, remade, and unmade in a presentation of and an invitation to forage.

To forage requires an agnostic kind of curiosity. It is a practice of visually combing one’s surroundings, seeing what already is (now), not looking to what could be (future). 

Scraps of reality are gleaned from the endless churning and overflowing streams of matter that surround and sustain us. Snippets of the current and concrete - moments of glancing down at your feet as you make your way to your destination.

Like moments, the works (just like the scrpas), too, are in perpetual motion. Part one relentlessly submerged and revealed by the tidal shifts of the Maribyrnong River, and part two evolving in the gallery space throughout the exhibition period. 

Every part of every process here is one of relational change: material, circumstatial, and existential. Seen, not looked for; found not sought; captured, not contained.

Photography by Michael Pham.

Part 1:
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Secondhand stoneware tiles, litter, miscellaneous found materials
02.09.2023 – ongoing

Part 2:
Secondhand stoneware tiles, litter, miscellaneous found materials