Fri 04 November 2016 6pm – 7.30pm

Pricing: All: Free

Location: Art Gallery of South Australia

Presenter: Zoe Kirkwood, artist and Rebecca Evans, Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts, Art Gallery of South Australia

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You are invited to join us for the launch of Zoe Kirkwood’s Collections Project at the Art Gallery of South Australia

Adelaide artist Zoe Kirkwood expands the very idea of painting, challenging its traditional associations with two dimensions and with representation. More than a process, the very act of painting becomes a performative end in itself for Kirkwood.

In this body of work, made for The Collections Project, she has found an affinity with the ornate craftsmanship that underpins much of the Gallery’s decorative arts collection. Her sumptuous installation explores the idea of a contemporary Baroque aesthetic with a distinctly Australian vernacular through bold, elaborate ornamentation, saturated colour, theatricality and eclecticism.

Kirkwood is recipient of the 25th Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship, awarded by The University of South Australia for overseas study in the visual arts from 2017.

Kirkwood’s work will be on display until 5 March 217 in Gallery 15 of the Melrose Wing of European Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide.