Art not Facts

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Art not Facts is a sculptural installation of mixed-media incorporating forms made from kiln-fired ceramics (porcelain, earthenware) and knapping debitage (obsidian, dacite, mudstone) and cast plaster. This major body of work re-evaluates the concept of discard and its perceived lack of value through physically and transformative . Using ceramic and sculptural techniques it physically, aesthetically and philosophically transforms ‘waste’ flakes, empty archive boxes, and clay leftovers into creative objects of contemplation. In doing so it draws attention to the practice and materialities of creative practice and archaeological knapping as tacit disciplinary training and knowledge-creation. As confronting, unfamiliar, and at times abject these objects invite the viewers to see archaeology, art and the source of their meaning in new light. It was first exhibited at M16 Artspace in 2021.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
EditionM16 Artspace
Sizedimensions variable
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event(re)create: art and the activation of heritage - Ann Harding Centre, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 21 Apr 202121 Apr 2021


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