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JULIA McINERNEY: ARCHIPELAGO

As part of SALA FESTIVAL 2017

Opening- Wednesday, 2 August 6-8pm
39 Rundle Street [down laneway]
Kent Town SA 5067

Artist in conversation with Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of South Australia.
Sunday, 13 August, 2pm. All welcome.

Exhibition concludes: 27 August 2017

Image: Julia McInerney, The situation had obliged her to travel, and she had gone away, 2017
convex optical lens, aluminium, concrete, motor 1.5rpm, 123 x 14.5 x 14.5cm

Julia McInerney’s Archipelago takes as its point of departure the work of 20th-century Swiss writer Robert Walser. For this exhibition, the structure of the novel-form serves as a model for the treatment of space. From entering the gallery, to forming a voyage in miniature through the works, to finally departing, the viewer enacts a spatial equivalent of reading a book, whereby a passage is formed between front and back cover, beginning and ending. Archipelago, in particular, explores the shift from typography into topography, engaging in questions of translation between the sculptural and the literary.

Julia McInerney (b. 1989.) Recent exhibitions include Guirguis New Art Prize 2017, Post Office Gallery Ballarat; 2016 TarraWarra Biennial: Endless Circulation, TarraWarra Museum of Art; CACSA Contemporary 2015, GAGPROJECTS; Eden Eden Eden, MOP Projects; and Daughters of Chaos, Deleuze Studies International Conference, Konstfack University, Sweden. Awards include Ruth Tuck Scholarship, Adelaide Critics Circle Emerging Artist Award and was recently awarded the 2017 SALA Festival / The Advertiser Contemporary Art Award and is currently a studio resident at ACE Open.

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