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triple power of plants

Audrey Tan, Jess Tan, Seb Temple

29 July – 10 September

Hazy sensations, bending with each other in the wind, moods that are affected by the food we ingest/the weather fizzing through our skin/the swirling of drifting tides. Goosebumps, small smile, laughter, volatile, sugar, grimace. Contained within this, a dream, a semblance of meaning through exchanges across visual language. triple power of plants explores the potential for unexpected material outcomes and nuanced crossovers between each artists’ respective art practices to emerge. It is a poetics of fragmentation which does not disclose direct meaning but rather embeds a resistance to classification through not-knowing, dwelling (slowness), collecting, reconfiguring and pottering as methodological approaches that propose alternate ways of knowing and being. The exhibition aims to carve space for spontaneous generative thinking and playful associations. Through navigating unknowing and uncertainty, the potential for new knowledge can be generated.

Artist Bios

Seb Temple (b. 1991, Melbourne) is an artist based in Naarm/Melbourne who works in the Yarra Valley. He graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) in 2014. Seb's work combines ceramics and drawing with materials that are available at hand. This includes old detritus, raw materials, and scraps pilfered from previous works which marinate together in a state of continuous becoming. This ongoing process incorporates everything in its path, including studio furniture such as stools, wheels, walls, concrete foundations, ladders and bins. Seb is represented by Haydens.

Image: Seb Temple, one sharp toenail, 2023, coloured pencil on paper, 78.5x63.3cm. Image courtesy Haydens.

Audrey Tan is an artist and jeweller based in Naarm/Melbourne via Boorloo/Perth. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from Monash University in 2014, and an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design at Melbourne Polytechnic in 2018. Working across drawing, bricolage, metalsmithing and gardening, Audrey is specifically interested in the entanglements that exist between people and objects - and how objects of adornment can act as absorbers of energy, and markers of time, site and self.

Image: Audrey Tan and Jess Tan, eternal return boulevard (install view), 2021, at TCB Art Inc, Naarm/Melb. Image courtesy artists, photo Jordan Halsall.

Jess Tan (b. 1991) is a multidisciplinary artist based between Narrm/Melbourne and Boorloo/Perth. Jess’ associative drawing practice forms a biomorphic language that expands into sculpture and site-specific installations. Jess collects from the residual of what she has eaten, broken, found and previously made, as well as what the things around her have made in the process of being. She likens her studio activities to an endless circulation of slow digestion, regurgitation, indigestion and re-digestion as she navigates various stages of learning and unlearning. Her practice follows an inquiry into how materials morph through ongoing reconfiguration and can generate unfamiliar ways of knowing and understanding through their affective capacities. This follows a series of process-led transitions that lead to outcomes which embrace failure, adaptation and uncertainty as matter transforms into altered states, adopting an internal logic as they accumulate. By engaging with matter, she seeks to rethink human agency as a relation which recognises speaking in dialogue with nonhuman worlds. Bio courtesy sweet pea gallery.

Image: Jess Tan, !;!;!;!;!;!?!?!), 2021, cherry coke cans, oil paint, pencil, paint pen, hat magnets, lady bug magnet, wishing stones, ceramic wand, star shaped comb found next to a bin at diamond creek, found pipecleaner, sterling silver, repurposed smashed mirror pieces, scrap metal from the floor of a metal recycling centre 2020-2021. Photo G.L.

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Goolugatup Heathcote is located on the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, in the suburb of Applecross, just south of the centre of Boorloo Perth, WA. It is 10 minute drive from the CBD, the closest train station is Canning Bridge, and the closest bus route the 148.

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