FORMation

Flesh on Flesh (detail) by Elise Stanley, photo by David Lindesay.

FORMation

Elizabeth Curry, Abbey Jamieson, Katrina Leske, David Lindesay, Isabelle Mackay-Sim, Kerry Martin, Meredith Pammenter-Legg and Elise Stanley

West Gallery

26 March – 9 May 2021
Opening 6pm Friday 26 March 2021

The physical body plays a crucial role in how we as people interpret and understand facets of our own humanity including identity, gender, and sexuality. FORMation is a group exhibition which brings together eight honours graduates from the Australian National University whose work spans the mediums of ceramics, gold and silversmithing, photography, drawing and printmaking. Each artist uses their distinctive practice to assess and represent the human form, their individual works exploring their unique experiences, perspectives and relationships with the body.

This exhibition broadly explores the body’s relationships with light, its own physicality, its absence, the ageing process and augmentation. The individuality of each form is treasured and acknowledged in these works, culminating in a celebration of human figure and experience.

– David Lindesay, Curator

About the artists

Elizabeth Curry
Elizabeth Curry is a Queanbeyan-based designer-artist working primarily with metal. Elizabeth completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) majoring in Gold and Silversmithing at the Australian National University.

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Abbey Jamieson
Abbey Jamieson is a Canberra-based artist who works predominantly with clay. In 2018 she graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), majoring in Ceramics.

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Katrina Leske
Katrina Leske is a Canberra-based ceramic artist who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the ANU in 2018.

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David Lindesay
David Lindesay is a film photographer and multimedia artist. He graduated with First Class Honours from the Australian National University School of Art & Design in 2018.

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Isabelle Mackay-Sim
Isabelle Mackay-Sim is a Canberran sculpture artist working predominantly in the ceramic medium. She graduated with First Class Honours from the ANU School of Art and Design in 2018.

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Kerry Martin
Kerry Martin is a Canberra-based artist who graduated with First Class Honours from ANU’s School of Art and Design in 2018. She works with textile, photographic and print practices.

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Meredith Pammenter-Legg
Meredith Pammenter-Legg’s work explores ways we live our lives given that, in this era of pervasive technological augmentation, to some degree, most of us live in bodies altered or augmented.

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Elise Stanley
Elise Stanley is a print-based artist located in Canberra, Australia. Elise recently completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) in Print Media & Drawing at Australian National University School of Art and Design.

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