Laura Woodward's major new work, Writhe, is currently on show at the Ararat Regional Art Gallery.
You are warmly invited to join us for a floor talk by the artist followed by an opening celebration.
ARTIST TALK: Saturday 1 August at 1pm
OPENING CELEBRATION: Saturday 1 August 1.30pm
18 July - 30 August
Writhe is a major kinetic installation developed specifically for Ararat Regional Art Gallery.
This is Woodward's first major exhibition in a regional gallery, and draws together several strands of enquiry: Woodward's ongoing fascination with water-powered mechanisms; the potential of shadows generated by viewers and kinetic components; integrating site-specificity and architectural-responsiveness; and the continual development of the ongoing, circularly-causal systems that drive Woodward's installations.
Writhe comprises dozens of small mechanical components, each contributing to the larger ongoing kinetic system. Its scale meets the architecture of Ararat Regional Art Gallery's soaring ceilings and historical architectural details. Writhe's ambitious, nebulous, suspended sculptural form generates vast and dynamic patterns of movement which emerge and dissolve as the system continues, literally moving through its ongoing circularity.
Dates: 18 July - 30 August
Venue: Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Western Highway, Ararat
Public Transport: Vline trains run from Melbourne to Ararat via Ballarat. The timetable can be viewed here.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.