Olga Cironis // Hammer and Honey: Regional Tour at Albany Town Hall
Our regional touring program presents a specially curated collection of new works by Olga Cironis in the Great Southern town of Albany in its recently refurbished Town Hall.
The exhibition will display the breadth of the artist’s practice and her use of diverse media including sculpture, photography, installation assemblages and acrylic wall works.
The work of Olga Cironis is layered with research, collected stories, muted voices and cultural heritage. Founded upon her Greek, Czech and Australian heritage, her artistic investigations are psychologically loaded with meaning, provoking, and seducing the viewer, navigating them through history and inviting them to question our social and environmental connections.
Throughout her 30-year art career, Olga has encouraged audiences to become part of her work. This may involve donating something personal – a strand of hair, a story – or to place oneself in the work, physically within it or reflected in it. Her use of readily recognisable and relatable domestic and found objects adds comfort and appeal to the invitation. Once enveloped, Olga asks us to reflect on the meaning of public and private space, and the norms that permeate our socially accepted thoughts and actions.
ALBANY TOWN HALL 217 York Street, Albany Western Australia