Dates: March 2017 - January 2018
In collaboration with Bus Projects, Mercer presents NETWORKING a new work by Meredith Turnbull. These freestanding sculptural forms draw inspiration from the Mercer offices, the building and its architectural flourishes and city vistas. The forms are constructed from steel, timber and aluminium and are painted with acrylic paint.
Each form is a superstructure within which are housed additional small-scale sculptures. These small forms represent animate working components, functioning by complementing and supplementing each other. Together the objects and their housing-structures form a network that reflects on the purpose and structure of an organisation and its relationship to its surrounding urban environment.
Meredith Turnbull’s practice engages diverse scales, art historical traditions and genres – and manifests in connections between sculpture, images, decorative objects and jewellery. She has an ongoing interest in combining sculpture, craft and design through approaches to excess, adornment and decor. More broadly her practice focuses on the work of women artists and the related histories of modernism and abstraction across visual art, craft and design.
Meredith Turnbull completed a PhD at Monash University in the field of Sculpture and Spatial Practice in 2016. She has exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Daine Singer, West Space, The Jam Factory and the VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery. Meredith is represented by Daine Singer, Melbourne.