The Collections Project: Gail Hocking

Mon 01 October 2018

Gail Hocking works across sculpture, installation, site-specific works and new media. Through an exploration of a transient state of being, she observes the transient state of matter and investigates the interconnections of temporal disruptions, ephemeral matter, differing environments, and nonhuman forces that contribute to alternate pathways of making and knowing. This process acknowledges the ‘intra-actions’ of surrounding non-human forces that enact and transform creative artwork. New understandings give rise to the possibility that as humans we are intermeshed with the non-human agencies that surround us.

The outcome of Gail’s project will be exhibited at Flinders University Bedford Park campus in October 2018.

The Collections Project: Flinders University Art Museum

The Collections Project is a collaborative project between Guildhouse and Flinders University Art Museum that provides artists with the opportunity to engage with the Museum’s collections and staff to create new work for exhibition. The Art Museum is a cultural facility responsible for preserving, developing and presenting the University’s contemporary and historical collections of art and connecting them with students, staff and the wider world through exhibitions, research and outreach. With over 8000 works of art in its care, the Art Museum is one of the largest University arts collections in Australia.

Image: Gail Hocking, Disturbing a Silent Voice, 2016, branches, muslin cloth, white cement, illuminative aggregate phosphorous, dimensions variable, image courtesy of the artist.