Thursday 2 September, 12.30pm
Highly regarded British artist Christina Mackie makes sculpture, in which layers or elements are often separate and complete in themselves. The final constructions are composites, and abstractions of meditations on subjects that can be emotional, physical or socio-political. She uses a wide variety of materials that have ranged from DNA to watercolour, in scale from microscopic to monumental.
The installations have a definite physicality which is secondary to the idea. The "making" is a method and an instrument to contemplate the idea. The work is not a narrative or an illustration but an exploration. She is currently working on geological formations, the landscape as a character. Christina Mackie is Arts Council Oxford Melbourne Fellow, 2010. Her work has been shown at Tate Britain, the British Art Show, in the Pusan Biennial 2008, CCA Kitakyushu amongst other places.
Venue: Art Auditorium, School of Art, Gate 4, Dodds Street, Southbank
Contact the Margaret Lawrence Gallery on
03 9685 9400 or email Kate Daw
Free admission and all welcome