Judy Holding & Denese Oates

Sculpture 2015

28 January - 28 February

JUDY HOLDING and DENESE OATES' sculptures translate organic, native and hybrid natural forms through industrial qualities of copper patina, rusted steel and paint. Both artists demonstrate a curiosity and concern for human relationships with wildlife in an age of environmental vulnerability and endangerment.

JUDY HOLDING draws particular interest from pre and post- colonial contexts of the Australian natural environment, as well as concern for its future. HOLDING identifies particular sets of imagery such as birds and native flora from "pre contact times" to the present. She describes the Australian landscape and its animal inhabitants in striking silhouettes and textures inspired by the bush. Such silhouettes are found in the rustic tactility of sculptural forms. The mix of natural and human-made materials in HOLDING's sculptures also draws attention to the impact that industrial scale agriculture, mining and water exaction is having on the ultimate fate of Australian land and its inhabitants.

DENESE OATES is a sculptor of considerable skill who transforms ordinary copper wire into inspired and carefully crafted objects that range from the biological to the botanical. Full of undulating movement and rhythmic lines, her organic forms convey the ebb and flow of nature. They remind us of its remarkable capacity to regenerate, proliferate and multiply into a myriad of exquisite forms. OATES is fascinated by contrasts and ambiguities, and by the human relationship with other living organisms. She captures flora in different stages of development, budding, sprouting, branching and tangling. OATES says she is "interested in the vulnerability of nature". Her manipulation of copper and patina suggests beauty in the wildness of nature and a sense of hope in new growth.

Night time Mallee by Judy Holding
Judy Holding
Night time Mallee
powder-coated steel & coreten steel base
86 x 90 x 16 cm

$4,400
For Sale
For Sale
Blue Gum by Judy Holding
Judy Holding
Blue Gum
found branch, acrylic paint, wood, auto paint & rusted steel
105 x 55 x 37 cm

$2,800
For Sale
For Sale
Snow Geese 2 (study) by Judy Holding
Judy Holding
Snow Geese 2 (study)
watercolour on paper
22 x 57 cm

$1,800
For Sale
For Sale
Secret GM Eucalypt # II by Judy Holding
Judy Holding
Secret GM Eucalypt # II
mixed media
156 x 106 x 2 cm

$4,400
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For Sale
Birdland by Judy Holding
Judy Holding
Birdland
3mm mild steel with oiled finish
30 x 80 cm

$1,300
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For Sale
Brainium by Denese Oates
Denese Oates
Brainium
copper, resin with powdered metal, patina, copper leaf
23 x 22 x 17 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Daydream by Denese Oates
Denese Oates
Daydream
copper
22.5 x 68 x 2 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Flowering Tower by Denese Oates
Denese Oates
Flowering Tower
copper, books, metal paint, patina
194 x 50 x 60 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Tiny Tale by Denese Oates
Denese Oates
Tiny Tale
copper, books, metal paint, patina, gold leaf
17 x 24 x 16 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Tribal by Denese Oates
Denese Oates
Tribal
copper, book, metal paint, patina, gold leaf
62 x 33 x 33 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Silence Please by Denese Oates
Denese Oates
Silence Please
copper, resin with metal paint, patina, goldand copper leaf
37 x 30 x 22 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Hard Place by Denese Oates
Denese Oates
Hard Place
copper, stone, books, metal, paint, powdered iron, patina, copper leaf
21 x 24 x 16 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Shouting Sprout by Denese Oates
Denese Oates
Shouting Sprout
copper, resin with powdered bronze & copper, patina, copper leaf
26 x 35 x 17 cm
For Sale
For Sale
The Future Erupts by Denese Oates
Denese Oates
The Future Erupts
paper, copper, metal powder & patina
30 x 14 x 2.5 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Written in the Roots by Denese Oates
Denese Oates
Written in the Roots
paper, copper, metal powder & patina
28 x 22 x 2.5 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Something Adrift 2 by Denese Oates
Denese Oates
Something Adrift 2
copper
24 x 80 x 5 cm
For Sale
For Sale