Through research and residencies with Scientists I locate the hidden and usually unseen aspects to be highlighted and reinterpreted. My aim is to intrigue the viewer, to affect their perception of the world. At the moment my investigation is with Astronomy. Astronomy highlights the existence of intangible and unreachable 'spaces' normally dismissed. My artwork aims to explore the fascination of these 'spaces' which impel us to question our existence in the universe. As in Astronomy our perception of light space and time is used to define humanity's involvement with, and connection to, the universe." - Vanessa Stanley
My interest in our environment, creation, evolution and extinction ultimately led me to Astronomy and a fascination with our Universe. Some of the images depicted here relate to this fascination and are the result of a residency with an Astronomer.
10-12 September, 2011.
Brisbane Festival. My large sculptural artwork was selected for this years Brisbane Festival. The artwork on the Brisbane Festival website, Your Universe - Brisbane City, 2011 PAARTSproject. Have a look on the Brisbane Festival web page link - http://www.brisbanefestival.com.au/Event.aspx?EventId=416
This artwork will be installed in the Labrynth of the Brisbane Powerhouse with performance times being -
Saturday 10th September: 6.30am - 7.30pm.
Sunday 11th September: 1pm - 7.30pm.
Monday 12th September: 1pm - 7.30pm.
20-23 July, 2011.
Beyond Visible Exhibition, Jugglers Art Space, 103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, phone 3252 2552. Closing Event, 6pm Saturday 23 July.
Your Galaxy - Part of the Milky Way/12May/7.04pm/60degrees (2010), hole punched polyester fabric, natural light, installation, 'Fallout' Exhibition, Brisbane.
Your Galaxy - Part of the Milky Way detail.
Your Universe - Breath (2009-2010), 4:35x8.77x3.35x1.675 metres, 160 kilograms, stainless steel, Aluminium, four strips fabric. Sculptur, 'Swell Sculpture' Exhibition, Gold Coast in September and 'QCA Fine Art Honours' Exhibition 2009.
Your Universe - Breath (2009-2010), view looking through.
Your Universe - Inner Dome (2009), video still of 3:45 minute HD video, 'QCA Honours Exhibition'.
Your Universe - Star Dome (2009), video still of 2:45 minute HD video, 'QCA Honours Exhibition'.
Your Universe - Clear Clear Clear Target Star (2009), video still of 3:25 minute HD video, QCA Honours Exhibition.
Amaterasu/Walo (2008), video still of 3 minute HD video, 'Hashi Hashi' Exhibition, Brisbane and 'Planet Ueno' Exhibition,Tokyo, Japan.
Discontinuity/Furenyoku (2008), video still of 2 minute HD video 'Hashi Hashi' Exhibition, Brisbane.
Bureau of Emotions (2007), installation QCA Graduate Exhibition.
11th Hour Collect (2007), video still of 2 minute HD video.
11th Hour Bury (2007), video still of 2 minute HD video.