Mikala Dwyer’s installation, Outfield, is a giant cosmological circle—a psychic fortress—of assemblages constructed via the process of addition and subtraction, a numerical sequence

Exhibition Dates: 17 September – 10 October 2009

Mikala Dwyer’s installation, Outfield, is a giant cosmological circle—a psychic fortress—of assemblages constructed via the process of addition and subtraction, a numerical sequence. It articulates a habitable realm—a place of refuge. The Moon, The Sun. Totems, money to buy one’s way, magnetic forces, light, dirt, noise, letters from the dead. 

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Mikala Dwyer has been exhibiting internationally since 1982. Solo exhibitions include Costumes and Empty Sculptures, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2008); Moon Garden, Aratoi Museum, Masterton NZ (2008); Mikala Dwyer: an Australian artist’s project, City Gallery Wellington (2002); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2000). Group exhibitions include The Ecologies Project, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, curated by Geraldine Barlow and Kyla McFarlane (2008); Lost and Found: An Archaeology of the Present, TarraWarra Biennial, curated by Charlotte Day, Healesville (2008); Mystic Truths, Auckland Art Gallery, curated by Natasha Conland (2007); Den Haag Sculptuur 2007 De Overkant/Down Under, The Hague (2007); High Tide, CAC Vilnius and Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw; Face Up: Contemporary Art from Australia, Hamburger Bahnhoff, Berlin, curated by Britta Schmitz; Contempora 5, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (1999); OrientATION, 4th International Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (1995); Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, curated by Victoria Lynn (1993). In 2009 Dwyer was the recipient of the prestigious Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship Grant. Outfield is Mikala Dwyer’s first solo exhibition with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. 

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Mikala Dwyer 2, 2009; succulent, dirt; 55 x 55 x 25 cm; enquire
2, 2009
succulent, dirt
55 x 55 x 25 cm
Mikala Dwyer 4, 2009; galvanized steel, enamel paint; 90 x 90 x 32 cm; enquire
4, 2009
galvanized steel, enamel paint
90 x 90 x 32 cm
Mikala Dwyer 6, 2009; copper; 42 x 39 x 40 cm; enquire
6, 2009
copper
42 x 39 x 40 cm
Mikala Dwyer 8, 2009; PETG; 355 x 100 x 80 cm; enquire
8, 2009
PETG
355 x 100 x 80 cm
Mikala Dwyer 10, 2009; concrete, ceramic, wood, acrylic; 61 x 12 x 12 cm; enquire
10, 2009
concrete, ceramic, wood, acrylic
61 x 12 x 12 cm
Mikala Dwyer 12, 2009; wood, rocks, molding clay, letters from the dead; 130 x 60 x 30 cm; enquire
12, 2009
wood, rocks, molding clay, letters from the dead
130 x 60 x 30 cm
Mikala Dwyer 14, 2009; copper, marine ply, wheels; 219 x 80 x 126 cm; enquire
14, 2009
copper, marine ply, wheels
219 x 80 x 126 cm
Mikala Dwyer 16, 2009; PVC, acrylic, moon rock; 64 x 27 x 27 cm; enquire
16, 2009
PVC, acrylic, moon rock
64 x 27 x 27 cm
Mikala Dwyer 18, 2009; wood, enamel paint, horn, leather, beads; 155 x 18 x 24 cm; enquire
18, 2009
wood, enamel paint, horn, leather, beads
155 x 18 x 24 cm
Mikala Dwyer 20, 2009; wood, concrete, chalk; 161 x 48 x 21 cm; enquire
20, 2009
wood, concrete, chalk
161 x 48 x 21 cm
Mikala Dwyer 22, 2009; copper; 43 x 16 x 24 cm; enquire
22, 2009
copper
43 x 16 x 24 cm
Mikala Dwyer 24, 2009; wood, steel, acrylic mirror; 52 x 27 x 50 cm; enquire
24, 2009
wood, steel, acrylic mirror
52 x 27 x 50 cm
Mikala Dwyer 26, 2009; acrylic, iPod, purple, brown, pink and white noise; 200 x 160 x 95 cm; enquire
26, 2009
acrylic, iPod, purple, brown, pink and white noise
200 x 160 x 95 cm
Mikala Dwyer 28, 2009; wood, magnetic rubber, steel, acrylic, paint, pins; 120 x 63 x 18 cm; enquire
28, 2009
wood, magnetic rubber, steel, acrylic, paint, pins
120 x 63 x 18 cm
Mikala Dwyer 30, 2009; acrylic, clay, copper, plastic; 60 x 18 x 18 cm; enquire
30, 2009
acrylic, clay, copper, plastic
60 x 18 x 18 cm
Mikala Dwyer 33, 2009; dirt, money plant; 65 x 47 x 33 cm; enquire
33, 2009
dirt, money plant
65 x 47 x 33 cm
Mikala Dwyer 35, 2009; acrylic, glass, ceramic, concrete, enamel paint; 100 x 123 x 110 cm; enquire
35, 2009
acrylic, glass, ceramic, concrete, enamel paint
100 x 123 x 110 cm
Mikala Dwyer 37, 2009; copper, steel; 245 x 24 x 24 cm; enquire
37, 2009
copper, steel
245 x 24 x 24 cm
Mikala Dwyer 49, 2009; lamp, wood, enamel paint, concrete, lights; 167 x 22 x 22 cm; enquire
49, 2009
lamp, wood, enamel paint, concrete, lights
167 x 22 x 22 cm
Mikala Dwyer 1, 2009; magnets, steel, wood, coins; 204 x 220 x 130 cm; enquire
1, 2009
magnets, steel, wood, coins
204 x 220 x 130 cm
Mikala Dwyer The Sun, 2009; Hessian banner; 167 x 22 x 22 cm; enquire
The Sun, 2009
Hessian banner
167 x 22 x 22 cm
Mikala Dwyer Outfield: The additions and Substractions, 2009; concrete, wood, paint, chalk; 180 x 100 x 100 cm; enquire
Outfield: The additions and Substractions, 2009
concrete, wood, paint, chalk
180 x 100 x 100 cm
Mikala Dwyer Plant, 2009; dirt, money plant, PETG; 65 x 50 x 30 cm; enquire
Plant, 2009
dirt, money plant, PETG
65 x 50 x 30 cm
Mikala Dwyer 3, 2009; lamp, wood, concrete, enamel paint; 171 x 72 x 78 cm; enquire
3, 2009
lamp, wood, concrete, enamel paint
171 x 72 x 78 cm
Mikala Dwyer 5, 2009; molding clay, stones, sequins, wood, acrylic; 48 x 18 x 18 cm; enquire
5, 2009
molding clay, stones, sequins, wood, acrylic
48 x 18 x 18 cm
Mikala Dwyer 7, 2009; acrylic; 34 x 30 x 30 cm; enquire
7, 2009
acrylic
34 x 30 x 30 cm
Mikala Dwyer 9, 2009; copper, paper, concrete; 251 x 22 x 22 cm; enquire
9, 2009
copper, paper, concrete
251 x 22 x 22 cm
Mikala Dwyer 11, 2009; clay, wood, acrylic, PVC; 61 x 27 x 29 cm; enquire
11, 2009
clay, wood, acrylic, PVC
61 x 27 x 29 cm
Mikala Dwyer 13, 2009; wood, paint, concrete, copper, light; 144 x 68 x 29 cm; enquire
13, 2009
wood, paint, concrete, copper, light
144 x 68 x 29 cm
Mikala Dwyer 15, 2009; molding clay, wood, artist?s blood, tiles, felt; 30 x 11 x 11 cm; enquire
15, 2009
molding clay, wood, artist?s blood, tiles, felt
30 x 11 x 11 cm
Mikala Dwyer 17, 2009; wood, copper, enamel paint; 50 x 15 x 12 cm; enquire
17, 2009
wood, copper, enamel paint
50 x 15 x 12 cm
Mikala Dwyer 19, 2009; aluminium; 40 x 28 x 28 cm; enquire
19, 2009
aluminium
40 x 28 x 28 cm
Mikala Dwyer 21, 2009; PETG, money plant, dirt; 58 x 70 x 36 cm; enquire
21, 2009
PETG, money plant, dirt
58 x 70 x 36 cm
Mikala Dwyer 23, 2009; molding clay, letters from the dead, wood, money, concrete, enamel paint; 153 x 57 x 128 cm; enquire
23, 2009
molding clay, letters from the dead, wood, money, concrete, enamel paint
153 x 57 x 128 cm
Mikala Dwyer 25, 2009; wood ; 40 x 10 x 10 cm; enquire
25, 2009
wood
40 x 10 x 10 cm
Mikala Dwyer 27, 2009; wood; 40 x 10 x 10 cm; enquire
27, 2009
wood
40 x 10 x 10 cm
Mikala Dwyer 29, 2009; copper; 50 x 39 x 25 cm; enquire
29, 2009
copper
50 x 39 x 25 cm
Mikala Dwyer 31, 2009; couch, wood, wine, books, paint; 260 x 170 x 70 cm; enquire
31, 2009
couch, wood, wine, books, paint
260 x 170 x 70 cm
Mikala Dwyer 34, 2009; acrylic, ceramic, magnet, iron pyrite; 41 x 18 x 18 cm; enquire
34, 2009
acrylic, ceramic, magnet, iron pyrite
41 x 18 x 18 cm
Mikala Dwyer 36, 2009; concrete, sandstone, rocks; 70 x 37 x 20 cm; enquire
36, 2009
concrete, sandstone, rocks
70 x 37 x 20 cm
Mikala Dwyer 38, 2009; acrylic, rock, copper; 31 x 18 x 18 cm; enquire
38, 2009
acrylic, rock, copper
31 x 18 x 18 cm
Mikala Dwyer The Moon, 2009; framed print; 115 x 95 cm (framed); Edition of 3; enquire
The Moon, 2009
framed print
115 x 95 cm (framed)
Edition of 3
Mikala Dwyer Plant, 2009; dirt, money plant, PETG; 80 x 65 x 30 cm; enquire
Plant, 2009
dirt, money plant, PETG
80 x 65 x 30 cm
Mikala Dwyer 32, 2009; PVC, wood, felt, enamel paint; 110 x 165 x 60 cm; enquire
32, 2009
PVC, wood, felt, enamel paint
110 x 165 x 60 cm
Mikala Dwyer 41, 2009; molding clay; 10 x 45 x 35 cm; enquire
41, 2009
molding clay
10 x 45 x 35 cm