Shaun Gladwell: A project across two sites
An aviatrix, a tonne of water and an owl are an unlikely pairing but with sublime results in Shaun Gladwell's newest work, The Lacrima Chair, unveiled at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, writes Gina Fairley at ArtsHub.
'If I wasn't an artist I would want to be an ornithologist,' the celebrated Australian ex-pat artist told ArtsHub, 'I am really obsessed with animals in general, but birds in particular.' While an owl features in Shaun Gladwell's site-specific commission at SCAF, it is a broader narrative of flight and the evocative emotional space that a passage between places can offer, which has captured Gladwell's imagination in this new work.
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Beyond Empathy mentee, Raphaela Rosella wins prestigious World Press Photo Award
Raphaela Rosella, known to her friends as Rosie, has been involved with Nelson Meers Foundation project partner, Beyond Empathy, since 2006, with Beyond Empathy providing a mentorship for Rosie with photographer Wendy Kimpton.
Hauntingly beautiful images exploring class, poverty, stigma and gender saw Rosie, 26, selected from over 97,000 entries to win prestigious World Press Photo Portrait Prize in February this year.
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