Louise Haselton (SA) - CACSA CONTEMPORARY 2015
Opening - 6:00 PM - Wednesday, 29 July
Running - 30 July 2015 - 22 August 2015
"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.
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 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, when she enacted instructions by Alison Knowles. Since 2003 she has been a lecturer in The School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia. Haselton is represented by GAGProjects, Adelaide.
(Above) Louise Haselton, Explanatory Gaps (detail), 2014, painted cast bronze, wool, studio detritus, photograph by Grant Hancock.
Image courtesy of the artist, and GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide.