Spill: the insistent body is the 2009 exhibition in a new programme showcasing the practice of a Western Australian guest artist. The exhibition is part of the "Tilt" programme, developed by the City of Melville to support local artists and provide engaging art to the residents and visitors of Melville. Each year an artist is invited to respond to the Heathcote site, with its many layered history, by creating artwork through their chosen or a new exploratory medium. "Tilt" provides local artists with an opportunity to showcase their work and bring a range of art ideas and practice to new audiences.
CaitlinYardley's works are concerned with the liquid materiality of paint, drawingfrom its metaphorical associations with the body and gender. The exhibitionaddresses ideas of containment and disorder paying particular attention torepresentations of the female patients who once resided at Heathcote MentalReception Home. Through the use of poured paint and clinical objects thefeminine body is admitted with its historical and biological suggestions ofcontrary, eccentric and unprincipled excess. The paintings in Spill aimto re-position the struggle between controlled and institutional systems ofprocess and alchemical chance.
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 148.58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross, Boorloo (Perth), Western AustraliaAccessibility and amenities
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