Almost Always

Domestic Spaces by Nick Stranks. Photo: Dorian Photographics

Almost Always

Isobel Rayson & Nick Stranks

Pivot Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre

Opening: 6pm Friday 24 May 2024

Exhibition: 24 May – 7 July 2024

Artist Talk: 2pm 15 June 2024, registrations required

Isobel Rayson and Nick Stranks contemplate ideas of memory and narrative in their joint exhibition, Almost Always. With consideration to time, identity, and history, their works intersect with a shared interest of material investigation and process-driven methodologies.

Exploring further themes of home and family, Isobel’s work begins to unpack the complexity of relationships and the importance of connection, shaped by the ways in which we relate to, and interact with, objects and individuals in our surroundings. Nick’s work continues his ongoing curiosity in objects and the stories they tell through the lens of their maker or previous owner. Often rich with narrative, his work offers momentary glimpses into his own personal experience and history.

About Isobel Rayson

Isobel Rayson is an Australian artist working primarily in sculpture. Isobel completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts receiving first class honours in 2014 from the Australian National University School of Art & Design. Isobel has presented twelve solo exhibitions and is regularly included in group exhibitions across Melbourne and Sydney.


Instagram: @isobelrayson

About Nick Stranks

Nick Stranks is a sculptor whose practice primarily focuses on cast and fabricated metal works. Nick manages Carwoola Casting, a lost wax bronze foundry in Carwoola, NSW. Nick exhibits widely and his work can be found in private collections.

Instagram: @nick.stranks