Friday 8 October – Sunday 28 November
Curated by Ainslie Macaulay
This exhibition is part of the OPEN SKY / Kelly’s Garden program.
OPENING Wednesday 6 October | 5:30pm – 7pm
This project explores the unification of sculpture, collage and assemblage, sampling images of natural geological formations and man-made environments. The fragility of the earth’s rapidly changing surface inspires inquiry into instability and collapse within the natural landscape and its future dystopian developments. The work is explicitly elemental and through the use of erasure and fragmentation, Kirk uses a sequence of symbolic arrangements to explore the juncture between beauty, disaster and the surreal.
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Eloise Kirk is an emerging artist currently living and working in Hobart, Tasmania. Kirk works from her home studio, regularly showing in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. Having achieved Bachelor of Visual Arts with first class honours, she subsequently completed a Masters of Fine Arts with an Australian Postgraduate Award at Sydney College of the Arts in 2013. Since then, Kirk has exhibited solo in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Christchurch, Chasm Gallery in New York. Her works have been part of group shows at Darren Knight Gallery, Roslyn Oxley, Art Space (Sydney), and the College of Fine Arts (Canterbury, New Zealand), Safari Arts Festival and the Underbelly Arts Festival. Kirk was a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Prize, the John Fries Emerging Art Award, the Macquarie Bank Emerging Artist Award and the Grace Cossington Smith Art Prize. In 2014 Kirk was awarded a two month Moya Dyring residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris. In 2019 she was the recipient of SHOTGUN8, a mentorship program supported by Contemporary Art Tasmania, MONA and Detached.