Stuart Elliott, Art Collective WA, 13 August 2022
Stuart Elliott, Art Collective WA, 13 August 2022


Art Collective WA welcomes new member artist Stuart Elliott. And congratulates him on his survey show at Mundaring Arts Centre - 'Altered States', a Shire of Mundaring Acquisition Exhibition, curated by Sue Starcken.

Altered States celebrates the work of seminal artist Stuart Elliott, and his career spanning almost half a century. Elliott’s works delve into our relationships with the environment, technology and other humans through his fundamental fascination with ‘fakeological’ readings of symbols, altars, archaeological artefacts and rituals. The exhibition frames a legacy of influences on Elliott’s work and represents the chronological extremes - from its edgy beginning through the decades of inspired and inspiring creation told through four distinct parts.

Sue Starken writes in the exhibition catalogue:

Elliott’s multi-faceted and enduring arts practice has long been informed by immersive studies – both formal and self-driven in archaeology, anthropology,
philosophy, and theories of art and iconography – amongst other arcane genres. His creative space is akin to a ‘museum’ or powerhouse of largely idiosyncratic things. Clustered objects and ephemera await a magical transformation through which lumbering jetsam burgeons into profoundly prepossessing artworks.

Read more in the Exhibition Catalogue, with a second essay by Dr Duncan Mackay.

Lyn di Ciero reviews the show for Artists' Chronicle 'Stuart Elliott: The residue of searching under rock and couch'.

Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring, WA 6073
11 March – 7 May 2023
Open Wed–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat–Sun 11am–3pm
Closed Mon, Tue & Public Holidays

Stuart Elliott, Ginghamia, 2022, painted steel, wood and acrylic. 150 x 56 x 60cm