"Re-presenting the overlooked is important in my work. I'm interested to see if the simple act of presenting something cast-off can be restorative. It's very satisfying to scrounge for unloved materials and objects and resuscitate them. That can be simply through giving them new company, by combining a rock with some packaging or some shells with chain; to point to another life or function that something could hold, the potential of things can lie latent and be animated through a simple act." - from an interview with Michael Newall, Errand Workshop catalogue, 2011.
Courtesy of Paul Greenaway
Louise Haselton makes sculptural works using materials gleaned from the world around her. In 2002 Haselton completed a Masters of Visual Arts (Sculpture) by research at RMIT University, Melbourne and in 2005 undertook a residency at Sanskriti Kendra, Delhi, India.
Haselton has held solo exhibitions, in 2011 at The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, in 2013 at Greenaway Art Gallery and in 2014 at The Australian Experimental Art Foundation. In 2015 Haselton participated in do it (adelaide) at The Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art and in Magic Object: The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art in 2016.
She is a lecturer in The School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia and is represented by GAGProjects, Adelaide.
cast concrete, acrylic Perspex, spools with wool
40 x 29 x 7 cm
Louise Haselton, in conversation with Professor Ian Howard, discusses her work Asymmetric Engagement and answers questions from the audience. Recorded on 15 October 2016 at the exhibition.
Judges of the 2016 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Wendy Whiteley OAM (Ambassador for the visual arts), Rhonda Davis (Senior Curator at Macquarie University Art Gallery) and Barry Keldoulis (CEO and Group Fairs Director of Art Fairs Australia).
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