‘Obsessed: Compelled to make’ showcases textiles, ceramics, furniture, metalwork, jewellery, conceptual art, glass blowing and sculptural weaving, inspired by the preoccupations that drive one’s artistic obsession within the creative process. The exhibition looks beyond the finished artwork to tell the hidden stories of artmaking and uncovers the artist’s inspirations, the complexities of materials used, daily studio experiences and all the associated angst, failures, breakthroughs and milestones, that feed their productivity and deliver exceptional outcomes.
Artists include Gabriella Bisetto, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Honor Freeman, Jon Goulder, Kath Inglis, Laura McCusker, Elliat Rich and James B Young (Elbowrkshp), Kate Rohde, Oliver Smith, Vipoo Srivilasa, Tjunkaya Tapaya, Louise Weaver, Liz Williamson, and Greg Daly (Cowra Regional Art Gallery guest artist).
‘Obsessed: Compelled to make’ is an Australian Design Centre of ADC on Tour exhibition touring to venues across Australia, accompanied by a series of films and a full-length catalogue.
Sydney | New South Wales:
Australian Design Centre | 8 February to 24 March 2018
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery | 8 December 2018 to 3 February 2019
Glasshouse Regional Gallery Port Macquarie | 28 September to 24 November 2019
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre | 7 December 2019 to 19 January 2020
Tamworth Regional Gallery | 7 February to 29 March 2020
Cowra Regional Art Gallery | 1 August to 13 September 2020
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre | 28 August to 10 October 2021
JamFactory | 24 September to 22 November 2020
Ararat Regional Gallery | 20 May to 15 August 2021