GALLERY 2 + 3
ELIZABETH ROMANIN – SIAN EDWARDS – KYNAN SUTHERLAND – MALI MOIR – JOANNE MOTT – ALANNA LORENZON – LILLY DUSTING – JON BUTT – MAX MILN – MATTHEW COLLER – SANDRA DRUMMOND – RIKI-METISSE MARLOW – GABRIEL CARAZO – SOPHIA MUNDY – STEPHANIE SMART – JAMES JURICEVICH – SANDRA CUMBARI
Curated by Kent Wilson
An ensemble cast of practitioners explore various ways in which we understand nature. With jewellery, sound recordings, and sculptures; will architecture, botanic illustration and land art; with paper collage, digital imagery and more, this exhibition allows for a variety of voices to speak collectively. Artist and curator Kent Wilson, a fine art postgrad, has drawn from the work of emerging Melbourne artists who use a wide spectrum of media, including jewellery, sound, ceramics, digital and land art, to bring together with work from the fields of education, architecture, botanic illustration and environmental science.
Stemming – like a plant – from the idea that maybe nature has created us as its own voice, its way of expressing itself, to itself, ‘lingua natura’ is searching for the language of nature. If we humans are the mouthpiece of nature then it might be evident, in some way, in a semi-random collection of expressive forms, drawn from a semi-random collection of people.
The works on display by the exhibitors is both a collection of wonderful, creative and insightful singular pieces of art, as well as a cross-firing of relations and new meanings between them collectively. Without curatorial intention, the works are all imbued with a sense of focused attention having been put into them, as well as a compelling sense of beauty. More information on the show is available on the digital archive at linguanatura.blogspot.com