Squid > 1 - Brad Lay
Opening - 12:00 AM - Wednesday, 6th of March
Artist Talk - 6:00 PM
Running - 6 Mar 2013 - 23 Mar 2013
As part of the Kings ARI emerging artist program, Brad Lay travelled from Melbourne to Auckland on board the MV Bahia Grande, a Liberian flagged cargo ship. Whilst on board, he gathered material for a series of works in response to the ship and the ocean.
Simultaneously, Brad set up a Facebook page to enable people to write a daily ship's log from Brad's perspective. The resulting works are a melding of Brad's documentation of the journey, and the diverse imaginings of the contributors to the ship's log.
Brad Lay is an Adelaide-based artist, who completed an Honours degree in visual art in 2009, and is currently undertaking a Masters in Visual Art at the University of South Australia. His work considers the location and significance of the ocean within contemporary culture. He has exhibited at Kings ARI (Melbourne), Waitakaruru Sculpture Park (NZ), MILS Gallery (Sydney), Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia Project Space (Adelaide), Nexus Multicultural Art Centre (Adelaide) and the AEAF Odradek (Adelaide). In 2011 Brad undertook a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida.
This project has been assisted by Kings ARI in partnership with FELTspace through the Kings ARI Emerging Artist Program