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.