Travelling through China in ’98, a Mongolian fortune-teller told me the best talisman for indecision was to act through repetition; to learn through repetitive processes; to keep things simple and observe the cycles in all things [...] The repetition of simple acts: tying, binding, squeezing, moulding, wrapping etc., are underlying principles behind much of the work.

—Newell Harry

Exhibition Dates: 21 August – 13 September 2008
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Newell Harry Ovid/Void: Rousing the Rubble (for David), 2008; pulped newspaper, found vessels, concrete pavers, neon, photograph (portrait of the artist?s mother South Africa, circa 1968); dimensions variable; enquire
Ovid/Void: Rousing the Rubble (for David), 2008
pulped newspaper, found vessels, concrete pavers, neon, photograph (portrait of the artist?s mother South Africa, circa 1968)
dimensions variable
Newell Harry Untitled, 2008; Boot polish, oilstick, gesso on crumpled and stitched paper, eyelets; 220 x 220 cm; enquire
Untitled, 2008
Boot polish, oilstick, gesso on crumpled and stitched paper, eyelets
220 x 220 cm
Newell Harry Untitled, 2008; canvas, wire, ink, miniature doilies (Preeti Lieberman); 220 x 97 x 40 cm; enquire
Untitled, 2008
canvas, wire, ink, miniature doilies (Preeti Lieberman)
220 x 97 x 40 cm
Newell Harry Voodoo Ray (from 'A Guy Called Gerald' 1988), 2008; string, jute twine, garden hose, cable, cable ties, insulation tape, enamel, Ngunese doormats (Pacific calico + rice sacking), miniature doilies (Preeti Lieberman); 90 x 115 x 27 cm; enquire
Voodoo Ray (from 'A Guy Called Gerald' 1988), 2008
string, jute twine, garden hose, cable, cable ties, insulation tape, enamel, Ngunese doormats (Pacific calico + rice sacking), miniature doilies (Preeti Lieberman)
90 x 115 x 27 cm
Newell Harry Untitled, 2008; gesso and oil stick on 9 sheets of ironed Fabriano paper; 228 x 170 cm; enquire
Untitled, 2008
gesso and oil stick on 9 sheets of ironed Fabriano paper
228 x 170 cm
Newell Harry Untitled, 2008; gesso and oil stick on 9 sheets of ironed Fabriano paper; 228 x 170 cm; enquire
Untitled, 2008
gesso and oil stick on 9 sheets of ironed Fabriano paper
228 x 170 cm
Newell Harry Untitled, 2008; gesso and oil stick on 2 sheets of ironed Fabriano paper; 57 x 152 cm; enquire
Untitled, 2008
gesso and oil stick on 2 sheets of ironed Fabriano paper
57 x 152 cm
Newell Harry The Date, 2008; neon, framed photograph; 53.5 x 75.5cm (photograph) 45 x 15 x 5cm (neon) ; Edition of 5 + AP 2; enquire
The Date, 2008
neon, framed photograph
53.5 x 75.5cm (photograph) 45 x 15 x 5cm (neon)
Edition of 5 + AP 2
Newell Harry Beginnings and Endings / Endings and Beginnings, 2008; neon (Helvetica, snow white); 10 x 330 cm; Edition of 5 + 2 AP; enquire
Beginnings and Endings / Endings and Beginnings, 2008
neon (Helvetica, snow white)
10 x 330 cm
Edition of 5 + 2 AP