Sarah  Contos Chair and Ottoman, 2019; repurposed cane, screen-print on canvas, foam, wood; 92 x 114 x 86 cm; 34 x 85 x 51 cm; more info; enquire
Sarah Contos Chair and Ottoman, 2019; repurposed cane, screen-print on canvas, foam, wood; 92 x 114 x 86 cm; 34 x 85 x 51 cm; more info; enquire

The group of women artists selected are impeccable makers. Adept at working across varied mediums, their practices are multifarious in both their materials and in their ability to articulate wide ranging concepts simultaneously. The selection of artworks showcases varied textures and artists whose attention to detail and hand-making allows them to explore the very nature of materiality. The neutral palette of white and black allows surface above colour and form to come into the focus.


The materiality in all of these works exists within intriguing dualities: Sarah Contos’ theatrical sculpture created from repurposed cane furniture shaped into the symmetry of a butterfly, hard rattan wings softened by the puff of the textile covering; Jacqueline Fraser’s refined silhouettes twisted in hard black wire, delineating a female profile are both veiled and adorned with richly detailed fabric covering; the sumptuous fake fur of Kathy Temin’s sculpture is minimal in colour and form yet voluptuous in materiality; the alluring illusion of a fleshed out potted plant, soft canvas that is in fact hardened by poured hydrostone in Caroline Rothwell’s experiments with hybridity; the opulence of Rothwell’s Baroque cartouches animated from the humble materials of carbon emission drawings on glass; the meditative rhythm of Yunupingu’s earth pigment painting on unconventional mediums such as discarded photographic paper provide fascinating textural contrasts.


Made by the hand, these intricately detailed artworks entwine richly layered meanings within their elaborately textured surfaces.

Jacqueline Fraser A muffled portrait prolonged >,, 2003; from the series AN ELEGANT PORTRAIT REFINED IN ELEVEN STUDIOUS PARTS >; wire, French braid from La Pigalle, Paris; 85 x 35 cm; more info; enquire
Jacqueline Fraser A muffled portrait prolonged << tear gas pressured >>,, 2003
from the series AN ELEGANT PORTRAIT REFINED IN ELEVEN STUDIOUS PARTS << a loose cannon speaks >>
wire, French braid from La Pigalle, Paris
85 x 35 cm
Kathy Temin Overgrown sideboard garden, 2007-; wood, steel, paint, synthetic fur, synthetic filling; 200 x 57 x 27 cm; more info; enquire
Kathy Temin Overgrown sideboard garden, 2007-
wood, steel, paint, synthetic fur, synthetic filling
200 x 57 x 27 cm
Nyapanyapa Yunupingu Djidni (Sydney), 2016; 4937S; Painting on board; 191 x 121 cm; more info; enquire
Nyapanyapa Yunupingu Djidni (Sydney), 2016
4937S
Painting on board
191 x 121 cm
Nyapanyapa Yunupingu Dharpa Malany, 2014; G03; felt tip pen, earth pigments on discarded photography backdrop (paper); 130 x 130 cm; more info; enquire
Nyapanyapa Yunupingu Dharpa Malany, 2014
G03
felt tip pen, earth pigments on discarded photography backdrop (paper)
130 x 130 cm
Caroline Rothwell #rothwellofficeplants, @roslynoxley9, 2017; ink on linen, Hydrostone, canvas, thread, metal leaf; 118.5 x 118.5 cm; more info; enquire
Caroline Rothwell #rothwellofficeplants, @roslynoxley9, 2017
ink on linen, Hydrostone, canvas, thread, metal leaf
118.5 x 118.5 cm
Caroline Rothwell Carbon Emission 5, Constructivist Rococo, 2020; digital animation; Edition of 8 + 1 AP; more info; enquire
Caroline Rothwell Carbon Emission 5, Constructivist Rococo, 2020
digital animation
Edition of 8 + 1 AP