The City Rural Emerging Artist Award
For artists in the early stages of their career with under five years professional experience. City Rural congratulations to the 4 finalists of the SALA Festival Emerging Artist Award.
Hannah creates tactile vessels that evoke a sense of curiosity, using combinations of wheel throwing and hand-building. Her pots take inspiration from forms observed in the fungi and plant kingdoms. The tactile qualities of the pieces are thoughtfully considered and demonstrate the intimate connection between the artist and her work.
Exhibition Details: Hannah Vorrath-Pajak
Manifesto” (2018), employs the contemporary use of “Acknowledgement of Country” as a ritual for reconciliation in Australia. It pays respect to the Kaurna people past, present and future It acknowledges that I am a benefactor of apartheid and colonisation. It states my intent to work towards reconciliation in Australia.
Exhibition details: eDuard Helmbold
My work, Sole Trader, is a series of paste-ups utilising photographs taken during improvised live performances. During these performances I write my most private thoughts and experiences on soiled, hard-rubbish mattresses. I am interested in the tensions that arise when engaging with waste, territory, homelessness and ownership.
Exhibition Details: Kelly Reynolds
Brianna Speight’s work visually interrogates and playfully translates questions surrounding feminine roles, aspects of reproduction and intimate relationships. Personal experiences with femininity are presented within a theatre of the absurd, with visceral photographic images with a palette of flesh, blood, liquids and plastic incorporating elements of illusion and performance.
Exhibition details: Brianna Speight