Kim Anderson, an alumna of the BAF Grants and advisor to the Board, has again been recognised in the region with her pieces 'The Space Between' featuring in an exhibition currently on show at The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery.
The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery is playing host to a group exhibition, The Thin Veil, supporting the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s Romancing the Skull. The Thin Veil is looking closely at death and dying, loss, memory and grief. A wide range of recognised Australian artists have contributed work from across the country, examining their own relationship to pain of loss or the process of death.
Local artist, Kim Anderson’s work hangs from the ceiling, her ethereal tissue giving the name to the exhibition. Adelaide artist Saskia Scott has transformed her deceased mother’s clothes into fragile porcelain pieces by firing the clothing, burning it away and leaving only the black porcelain fragments. Bethany Atkinson-Quinton’s podcast is playing in a corner, giving people a chance to listen quietly to her piece on grief in their own sanctuary.
Natalie Ryan reminds us of the visceral nature of death and life, with her wax tableau of dead goats and her porcelain Corpse Flowers. Isabelle de Kleine explores the liminal world between worlds. Jessie Stanley gives breath to the memory of the massacres of First Nation Peoples with an installation. Archibald Finalist, Mirra Whale has contributed her Archibald finalist portrait series of Dr Philip Nitskche, otherwise known as Dr Death. Trent Parke’s collection of Dirt Portraits and a selection of images from his Black Rose photography series complete the exhibition.
The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery are also working alongside DonateLife (Vic) with their documentary photography by Andrew Chapman following the path of a live transplant, and raising the important discussion of organ donation.
The opening was supported with a traditional smoking ceremony and welcome to country by the Wadawurrung people of the region.