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Object to Artefact

Matt Barclay inspires fascination in the familiar

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Object to Artefact is a solo exhibition by emerging artist Matt Barclay intended to inspire fascination in the familiar by challenging preconceptions of value. Through a collection of artworks responding to mundane items prevalent in any typical home, this exhibition explores the transformation of ubiquitous forms into charged, revalued artefacts. Items have been selected for their unsentimental status, transcendence of social class, for our dependence, and simultaneous lack of awareness of them. The work aims to incite a sense of wonder in unremarkable items, documenting, aestheticising, and monumentalising them using labour intensive processes.

This exhibition is a survey of artworks from Matt’s recent artistic projects, highlighting overlooked items and rituals in everyday life, through ceramic and glass sculptures, and ink illustrations.

OFFICIAL OPENING:
Friday 5 August 2016 @ 5:30pm
Exhibition to be opened by Ian Munday

MEET THE ARTIST:
Saturday 6 August 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm
The artist will be available in the gallery to discuss the work.

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EXHIBITION DATES & OPENING HOURS:
Wednesday 3 August – Wednesday 14 September 2016
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 6 August 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 13 August 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 20 August 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 27 August 2016 10:00am – 3:00pm

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Object to Artefact

Salamanca Arts Centre
77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia

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