You are invited to a night of art at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.
When : Thursday 2 March 2017, 6:30 – 8:30pm, sunset
Where: The Woolshed at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
'Autonomy' is an exhibition by our Artist in Residence - Georgia Black. It explores the idea of protection and the autonomy afforded to animals living at Mulligans Flat, free from the threat of foxes and cats.
Georgia's ceramic works are integrated into the landscape around the Wool Shed - mirroring the essence of the Sanctuary and taking a lively and organic form.
Please come and join us for this wonderful celebration of art and nature in the Sanctuary!
Georgia Black on 'Autonomy'.
In this series of ceramics I aimed to create something that was tactile and an immersive experience for the viewer, mirroring the way in which Mulligans Flat Sanctuary is an immersive experience for visitors. It is a wild environment but safe from predators, contained but one can easily get lost.
By night, the sanctuary comes alive and countless pairs of eyes can be seen shining back at you, reflecting the torchlight in your hand. It is a time to listen carefully for the slightest sound, while trying to make not a whisper yourself.
By day, evidence of the evening’s activity is made visible. Diggings, scratchings, patterns and textures set a vibrant scene for the songs of the skies inhabitants.
These works contain some of the textures of the environment, while mimicking the delicate but sturdy ecosystem that is in place. The clay has been worked until it reaches the delicate stage of holding its form and falling back onto itself. They are hand-built objects, inspired by the protected environment that is Mulligans Flat and the autonomy of the wildlife that live there.