The evening is fine, with a bit of a breeze, the canapes were tasty and dinner looks great… So, to fill out the evening’s offering of art appreciation, food and exploration, we bring you the final presenters at this year’s Symposium over dinner.
Collecting rope on Australian beaches is part of Sally’s working process. Her drawings and sculptures reflect her preoccupation with the conflicting needs of humans, animals and the land. The found materials Sally uses represent the site and time of collection, and then they are transformed into personal ritual objects to embody the complex issues of that site. Drawing on the legacy of traditions in which humans make objects, through which they hope to appeal to or influence nature, Sally intends to question what is precious in our moment in history.
Award winning sculptor, painter and graphic designer, Jen Mallinson has a reputation for creating three dimensional works that convey a sensitive aesthetic and abstract vision. Her fluid, organic forms and often lyrical manipulation, challenge the intrinsic solid nature of her chosen materials, Corten and stainless steel.
Inspiration is drawn from her coastal environment or the Australian bush, an exploration of the macrocosm and the microcosm of place.
Bronwyn Davies – Arts and Cultural Coordinator, Scenic Rim Regional Council