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'.
STUART ELLIOTT // ALTERED STATES
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