18th August – 2nd September
My research fleshes out how we find meaning in contemporary art by other senses than sight, though does not exclude sight. Through my projects I am attempting to create conditions in which the visitor can develop a heightened awareness of their conscious or unconscious associations with sensory experience for example touch, smell and temperature.
Inside Out is motivated by experimental approaches and is inspired by the natural history of site, a time when eucalyptus trees (Eucalyptus globulus) grew plentiful, long before Fitzroy was a bustling suburb. Eucalyptus trees are endemic throughout Victoria and its scent is quite distinct. A sensorial reference has been noted by many people on arrival outside the Melbourne airport.