14 February – 29 March 2020
Opening night | 6pm Friday 14 February 2020
14/02/2020 06:00 PM
14/02/2020 07:30 PM
Exhibition opening: ‘Adaptation’ by Sian Watson
Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617
Local artist Sian Watson presents a collection of figurative sculptural works that explores our shared vulnerability with nature in this shifting landscape. This investigation highlights environmental and social change and adaptation, and the moral roles that humans and animals might play in times to come. Through the fusion of humans and animals she creates works that question these relationships and understandings and invites the viewer to create their own imaginative conclusions.
This futuristic analysis draws strongly from prehistoric artist depictions to create contemporary sculptural works. Synthetic materials such as cementitious grout and metal are used to create earthy textures and forms that reflect the visceral nature of our environment. Through a mixture of gallery and studio space, viewers will be able to experience completed sculptural works as well as visually participate in Watson’s idea development. Over a six-week period, Watson will make new works within Belconnen Arts Centre, transforming the Generator Gallery space into her own studio. Exploration of figure, gesture and scale will be on display with viewers invited to ask questions and interact with the artist.
About Sian Watson
Canberra based artist Sian Watson graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours (First Class) in 2015. She was a recipient of many prestigious art awards as part of the Emerging Artist Support Scheme, including a public artwork commission for the ACT. In 2017, Watson had her first solo exhibition in Canada, since then showing multiple times in the USA. Recently, Watson participated in exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, with her work being represented at Sydney International Art Fair with M Contemporary and exhibited at Canberra’s Public Art Biennial Contour 556.