The Visit explores the relationship between city dwellers and the wilderness. As apartment blocks grow skyward, connecting with nature becomes a carefully curated interaction.
Whether it's the acquisition of a landscape painting, a mounted elk, or cut flowers in a vase, we seize upon the natural environment and force it within our own.
Holly Dormor is a Sydney based visual artist. Echoing the aesthetics of modern taxidermy, her sculptures are constructed entirely by hand and without adhesives. Materials vary from toad skin and leather to silk and found objects. Holly works primarily by commission. A selection of her work is sold through retailer Pure and General. Dormor has a BA in Culture and Communication and studied at the National Art School in Sydney.
fabric, frog skin leather, found object (cement brick)
37 x 24 x 31 cm
Judges of the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Michael Brand (Director of the Art Gallery of NSW), Penelope Seidler AM (Arts Patron and Director of Harry Seidler & Associates) and Barbara Flynn (International Curatorial Advisor).