Audrey Tan & Seb Temple
10 June – 4 August
Seb Temple and Audrey Tan are artists based in the Yarra Valley, VIC. While in residence at Goolugatup, they will be developing new work in collaboration with locally-based artist Jess Tan. This work will be presented in exhibition at Goolugatup gallery from 29 July – 10 September, as part of triple power of plants.
"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. translucent question mark 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."
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.
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. Sebastian is represented by Haydens.
Image: Audrey Tan and Jess Tan, eternal return boulevard (install view), 2021, at TCB Art Inc, Naarm/Melb. Image courtesy artists, photo Jordan Halsall.
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