Theatre of Detail: Gray Street Workshop celebrates 30 years
Catherine Truman Cell Culture Glove, 2015, cotton glove, glass, steel and light pad. Dimensions variable. Photo: Grant Hancock.
Gallery Funaki Project Space
10 Crossley St Melbourne 3000
1-6 September Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm
Opening Tue 1 September, 6-8pm
“Accomplished and inventive makers, the trio’s deep research into new languages and knowledge unites these adventurous bodies of work. With light, lightness, plastics, plasticity, stillness and moving imagery augmenting their elemental familiars of glass, metal and wood, Theatre of Detail displays the inquiry, presence and vibrancy for which Gray Street is renowned” Melinda Rackham, Theatre of Detail catalogue essay
ArtistsJess Dare, Sue Lorraine, Catherine Truman
Jess Dare, Offerings:
Happy Birthday Dear King, 2015, oxidised silver, copper, wax candles and steel.
390 x 260 x 130mm. Photo Grant Hancock.
Sue Lorraine, Sun burst model, 2015, heat coloured mild steel, Tasmanian oak and polypropylene. 450 x 200 x 200mm. Photo Grant Hancock.
About the Artists Contemporary jeweller Jess Dare completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2006. Since 2005 she has been practicing lampworking, having been taught by local and international glass artists. Glass now forms an integral part of her practice. Dare joined Gray Street Workshop as an access tenant in 2007 and became a partner of the workshop in 2010. In 2014 she undertook an Asialink residency based in Thailand researching Phuang Malai. Dare has exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in major national collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Glass Collection. Sue Lorraine has a professional practice in the visual arts that spans over thirty-five years. Lorraine is a founding partner of Gray Street Workshop and from 1999 to 2008 was the Creative Director of the Metal Design Studio, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design. Lorraine’s work is characterised by a bold graphic style and the refined use of blackened steel in combination with other non-traditional jewellery materials.Lorraine’s interest lies in the narrative created by natural history and scientific collecting and collections. Lorraine is represented by Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne and Gray Street Workshop Gallery, Adelaide. Catherine Truman is an established contemporary jeweller and object-maker whose practice is focused upon the parallels between artistic process and scientific method. She is co-founder of Gray Street Workshop, established in 1985 in Adelaide South Australia. In 2007 Truman was awarded an Australia Council Multi-Year Fellowship. Projects undertaken include: Reskin - Wearable Technology Lab, ANAT (2007); Thinking Through the Body, ARTLAB (2008); Synapse Residency (2011) and The Microscope Project (2014). From 2009 - 2015 she has been artist in residence in the Department of Anatomy, the Autonomic Neurotransmission laboratory and the Microscopy Suite, School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide.