Pieces of Place

Recently I curated a group exhibition using the Hoffman brick as a point of enquiry.  Six artists were given a Brunswick made Hoffman brick from a demolished garage to work with.  The exhibition ws held at Mr Kitly in Brunswick and ws part of the Radiant Pavilion Festival 2017. These are the pieces I made for the show.  Brooches displayed in paintings on mild steel.  I was interested again in exploring themes of instability and stability - the history of the Hoffman Brickworks site and the people whom occupied the sites - the brickworks workers and before them - the first peoples.  It is the instability of the first peoples way of life I thought of when making this work, rising and falling.