Vicky Browne: work/play
10 September – 16 October
This exhibition explores the dual complexities of work and play, and our relationship to the actions of making and experiencing through the lens of being ‘at play’. Browne is particularly interested in how our experience of the world is embedded in materiality which we express through our actions (work/play). Our connection to materials – and our own materiality – is central to the exhibition which experiments with material possibilities, creating encounters to be experienced, felt and contemplated.
Among other things, the exhibition asks a robot vacuum cleaner: “who is in charge of who and what part do we play?” Our understanding of things comes through language, the physical body, daily rituals and routines, and interconnected systems – these frame what we call things and how we know and understand things: the thingy-ness of things.
A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition curated by Rilka Oakley.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
VICKY BROWNE Tiny Shiny Things (detail) 2021-2022, polymer clay with gold lacquer, 1 x 1 x 1 cm. Photo: Harry Klien