Anne Graham

www.annegraham.info
Cementa Artwork at 9 Angus Ave garden

House of Shade and Shadows

Materials | Steel, shade cloth, plants

The idea of shade has pleasant, cooling associations, whereas when evening falls, mysterious shadows conceal what was formerly visible and make the ordinary strange. The House of Shade and Shadows is covered in semi-transparent black netting, plants hang from a delicate metal framework, small metal tables are crowded with ferns, succulents and seedlings, a central corridor hosts three bubbling fountains. In the daytime visitors may make their own small no-dig garden; refreshments will be served. Anne Graham is assisted by Tony Bond and Jan Bond. Music by Boris Hunt. Refreshments served 10am–4pm every day except Thursday

1. Anne Graham, House of Shade and Shadows, 2017. photo Ian Hobbs
1. Anne Graham, House of Shade and Shadows, 2017. photo Ian Hobbs
Anne Graham's bio:

Anne Graham has exhibited in the Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne Festivals, the Biennale of Sydney, Perspecta and many curated exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has also been commissioned to create major permanent public art works in Australia and Japan, including three Echigo Tsumari Triennials, and residencies and exhibitions for the Niigata Land and Water Festivals. In 2012 she exhibited in Hong Kong, receiving the Woolmark Award for Creativity. Other residencies include the Kulturcentrum, Konsthallen, Sandviken, Sweden, that culminated in a solo exhibition (2014); a three-month residency for The Power Institute of Fine Arts, at The Cite in Paris (2015). In October 2016 she presented a survey exhibition at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.

My work is always about people, their habitations and their things; the tent series in which I occupied the streets of many cities and created impromptu kitchens and theatre spaces is evidence of this. I make portraits about the real or imagined history of places, people and things and I assemble installations attempting to distill something from the subject. I collect garden and farming tools, culinary implements, measuring devices, combs and brushes; all of these things relate to some kind repeated human activity. My intention is to transform a known and ordinary thing into something new and not previously imagined.

2. Anne Graham, House of Shade and Shadows, 2017. photo Gus Armstrong
2. Anne Graham, House of Shade and Shadows, 2017. photo Gus Armstrong