Transformation is the theme of DESIGN Canberra Pageant 2021—and no native artist may higher articulate this ephemeral idea than Lucy Irvine.
On first inspection of The Stills, DESIGN Canberra Festival‘s 2021 signature paintings by acclaimed artist Lucy Irvine, the gathering of 25 bronze sculptures seem like woven from a sequence of gold-tinged jewelry—rings and necklaces folded again and again.
In actuality, the work was created from a sequence of casts Lucy created from sculptures of froth, rope and cable ties which then turned wax moulds and at last the completed bronze castings—a exceptional transformation happening in between.
Fittingly, ‘transformation’ is the theme for DESIGN Canberra’s upcoming pageant, which is able to happen from 8–28 November throughout town.
“Our appreciation of transformation can too simply depend upon a definitive earlier than and after,” explains Lucy. “What if transformation may be an ongoing course of with no starting or an finish, current in 1,000,000 small interrelations which can be, for instance, occurring lengthy earlier than the supplies are in hand and lengthy after the work is on the wall?”
Commissioned particularly for the pageant, The Stills might be represented in a signature Craft ACT exhibition through the pageant, with Lucy’s work additionally showcases in a large-scale non permanent set up at The Chopping, close to Lake Burley Griffin.
For DESIGN Canberra creative director Rachael Coghlan, there was merely no different artist to higher signify transformation of their work than Lucy Irvine, including that transformation was a becoming theme for our ever-shifting world.
“Within the context of the upheaval and disruption of the coronavirus, we now have a shared accountability and extraordinary alternative to attain actual transformation,” says Rachael. “How can design foster a resilient, linked, artistic and accountable way of life?”
Now in its eighth yr, DESIGN Canberra showcases town’s thriving design neighborhood and in 2021 presents a various program of occasions, exhibitions, talks, excursions, activations, markets, collaborations, artists’ studios, and open properties. Keep tuned for extra particulars quickly.
What: DESIGN Canberra Pageant 2021
When: 8-28 November 2021
The place: Numerous areas throughout Canberra
Web site: designcanberrafestival.com.au
Images: Lean Timms