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‘Still’

STILL
The Memo, 
Healesville
2015

Still Time

Ali Griffin’s artwork requires stillness to experience the full sentiment behind the work.

Iconic symbols paired with materials steeped in meaning, show us there is still hope, still time…
Copper – the only element found in every living organism.
Tapestries – deteriorating as a single thread represents a species going extinct and the planet unravelling around us. Mirrors – reflecting that we are wired to find symmetry attractive
Souvenirs – reminding us of the absurd nature of collecting mass produced plastic ornaments as a memento of a personal experience, giving little thought to its production or the future of the place it was purchased.

We live in a world where nature competes for habitat with man-made. Beauty fights with necessity, and there is a constant battle between want vs need.

Ali’s works are tender and thought provoking, and, if we let them, will remind of the possibilities, both positive and negative, and asks ‘what needs to change for us to value what we already have?’

   

Enjoy Ember Fairbairn’s interview with Ali Griffin: http://www.emberfairbairn.com/the-art-being-blog
Radio interview with Charlene (podcast):  http://www.yarravalleyfm.com/#!craft-13/cms8

Click here for a short video of the Still exhibition

Click here for the Mail article about the exhibition.

Other series in the ‘Still’ exhibition…

Still Exhibition and Opening
Still Beautiful
Still Death
Still Time
Still Hope
Still Life
Still Alive
Still Vulnerable
Still Contained
Still a Choice
Still a Life?