Afternoon drinks with the Artists, Saturday 9 July, 3-5pm
▶ DION HORSTMANS, Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal brings together works from three ongoing series by Sydney sculptor, Dion Horstmans. Wall mounted and freestanding, Horstmans’s multi-dimensional sculptures are crafted using precious and base metals. Heavy Metal includes works in gold, bronze, black nickel, copper, and steel.
(Text by Harriet Morgan)
Dion Horstmans, ‘Hard freeze #18’ 2016
6mm solid round bar, electroplated gold and powder coated matte black – diptych, 140 x 200 x 12cm
▶ KEVIN MCKAY, So Bondi
This series of small oil paintings responds to the striking architecture and colours of Sydney’s famous beachside suburb, along with the accoutrements of urban living – traffic lights, parking meters, and wheelie bins. I frequently paint en plein air and for this series, turned my back to the beach to record the man-made environment that clings to its margins.
▶ ERICA SECCOMBE, Metamorphosis
An exploration of one of the great mysteries of life through the transformation of fly larvae in an immersive stereoscopic projection. Maggots are associated with death and decay, but like caterpillars they undergo metamorphosis before emerging as exquisite insects. For this installation, I visualised and animated virtual pupa data captured through 3D Micro-CT led by forensic research at the Natural History Museum in London.
Erica Seccombe, ‘Metamorphosis’ 2016, stereoscopic projection installation – 6:47mins