Currie Harbour Cultural Centre Residency, King Island (2015)

Interview with Arts Tasmania


I walk shorelines and edges of islands. I walk where the water meets land. I walk. I document. I walk some more and I collect fragments that have been placed there by wind or tide. I take these lost and broken fragments back into my studio and I translate them into wearable objects.

Through a form of mapping, I create a collective conversation of an island, rather than a single textural focus which has no belonging. I have continued my investigation of what can be found and interpreted as fragments along coastlines of Tasmania, with King Island being my most recent site of exploration.

My residency at the Currie Harbour Cultural Centre allowed me one month of isolation to beach comb and map the coastline of King Island to create a body of work entitled Fragments of King. This series has developed to be larger and more sculptural than my last series which include textures from Nautilus shells, a shark fin, whale's tooth, kelp and driftwood. This series is a continuation of Fragments of Flinders, which was a similar process of translating found fragments into wearable objects from Flinders Island in 2013.

 


The works in this series will be exhibited:

Attitude as Form
POP Gallery, QCA, Brisbane
29 April - 16 May 2015

TBA - An exhibition of jewellery by Marisa Molin, Olivia Hickey and Peter Maarseveen.
Main Space, Constance ARI, Hobart
9-30 May 2015

Attitude as Form 
Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
9 - 20 July 2015
(as part of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia Conference)

TBA - An exhibition of jewellery by Marisa Molin, Olivia Hickey and Peter Maarseveen.
Project Gallery, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston
2-24 October 2015

Fragments of King
Devonport Regional Gallery
December 2015


Fragments of King was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.