Soft Core

3 February 2017 – 12 March 2017

This exhibition presents artistic practices that explore the many facets of ‘softness’ – from large-scale inflatables to forms made from soft materials or materials that simply look soft. It investigates these practices by presenting existing works and newly commissioned works by 12 Australian and international artists who question the fluctuating meaning of what it means to be soft. The installation includes works by Mikala Dwyer (AU), Michael Parekowhai (NZ), Patricia Piccinini (AU), Koji Ryui (AU/JPN), Kathy Temin (AU) and Louise Weaver (AU).

An exhibition curated by Micheal Do, in conjunction with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and toured by Museums and Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program.

Koji Ryui HAVE A NICE DAY (detail) 2014, unfired clay, polyethylene bag, dimensions variable. Image courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.

Soft Core
Braddon Snape

Artist Focus: Braddon Snape

3 February – 12 March 2017

The practice of Hunter-based sculptor Braddon Snape considers steel in an entirely new way as a medium for contemporary art. Using an inflation technique, he exploits and manipulates the way in which the unique qualities of sheet steel respond to the force of air. Each time the material is inflated there is an interplay of matter, pressure and aesthetics. Snape is attracting wide critical attention for his originality, respect of the material and sensitivity to the aesthetic outcome

A gallery project in consultation with the artist.

Braddon SnapeSingle Fold Propped 2016, welded, inflated and powdercoated steel, 180 x 60 x 40cm © the artist