Acclaimed Melbourne artist Kylie Stillman will debut her solo exhibition at Boroondara’s Town Hall Gallery, presenting highlights from her remarkable 20-year practice, alongside new sculptural works.
As a student at RMIT during the 90s, Stillman struggled to find inspiration in traditional painting as an art form, preferring the challenge of finding materials and pigments from the ‘constructed world’ to create an artwork. For this exhibition, Kylie draws on the sewing and garment construction skills she learnt at a young age. Stillman’s practice explores what it means to show three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional plane. Making use of overlooked and discarded objects, Stillman presents everyday materials including sheets of plywood, aluminium window furnishings, furniture and books, reworking them by hand to prompt new interpretations and meaning.
At the heart of Not fully or properly either of two things is a consideration of the nature of things and how we construct and articulate the world around us. Stillman has recently exhibited work at the Castlemaine State Festival, Linden New Art, Bunjil Place, Hamilton Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Arts Gallery, NSW and many more. This exhibition will be Kylie’s first solo show at the Town Hall Gallery.
Gallery-goers can expect social distancing measures to be in place at Town Hall Gallery, with limited numbers inside the gallery at a time so that audiences can enjoy the artwork while keeping at least 1.5m away from other viewers.
For all the latest information regarding Kylie Stillman: Not fully or properly either of two things, including curator-led talks with the artist, please visit: boroondara.vic.gov.au/arts
Image credit: Kylie STILLMAN Scape (2017), hand-cut plywood, 200 x 240 x 30cm, image courtesy of Utopia Art Sydney. Photography by Christian Cupurro.