2014: Mikala Dwyer ‘The Weight Of Shape’
2012: Ian Burns ‘Clouds’
Mikala Dwyer’s The Weight of Shape is a physical demonstration of thought patterns: at once geometric and organic; synthetic and natural; opaque and translucent; slick and porous; flat and voluptuous; at some moments static and then unexpectedly and uncontrollably mobile.
2010: Jon Campbell ‘Stacks on’
Against the cultural backdrop of the increasingly virtual nature of the screen-based image, Ian Burns presented Clouds, a sculptural work that links the technological screen with embodied experience.
2008: Peter Hennessey ‘My Humvee (Inversion Therapy)’
Described as an Australian ‘pop painter’, Jon Campbell created Stacks On as a massive assemblage of light boxes and banners, adorned with sewn and painted elements.
2008: David Griggs ‘Frog Boy’s Dissertation into a new karaoke cult’
My Humvee (inversion therapy) by Peter Hennessey is a full sized, highly detailed rendition of a M1025 HMMWV, more commonly known as a Humvee. The work is meticulously recreated according to the actual dimensions of a Jeep, but produced using processes and materials that ‘perform’ the object rather than reproduce it.
2006: Michael Parekowhai ‘Cosmo’
David Griggs' Frog boy’s dissertation into a new karaoke cult, a full-scale circus tent, is crafted entirely from paintings on canvas. The imagery painted on the exterior side of the canvas tent is a collection of tough Holy Cross imagery that details blood lettings, crucifixions, portraiture and military security.
Michael Parekowhai’s Cosmo is caught in the headlights or perhaps looking down the barrel of a shotgun. Either way, he’s running scared. He seems to be the underdog, but don’t be fooled by his cute exterior.