It was a great pleasure to share the floor with these talented people from various fields to contribute to the STEEL Symposium in Adelaide on the weekend. The Symposium kicks off the national tour of the exhibition down in Adelaide with it travelling across Australia. Great to hear from Matthew Harding about the use of steel in the public art and sculpture context, David Retallack from CT Flames about Olympic opening ceremonies, and Simon Thomson about their architectural work with the material.
STEEL: art design architecture explores innovative ways that steel is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century. Showcasing innovative works by 29 contemporary Australian artists, designers and architects, STEEL provides a cross-section of current creative practices, modes of thinking and relationships to this essential material.
STEEL: art design architecture is a Jam Factory touring exhibition and is supported by Visions of Australia funding through the Department of Communications and the Arts and the South Australian Government through Arts SA.
STEEL Exhibition Tour Dates:
Adelaide JamFactory - 16-02-17 - 23-04-17
Seppeltsfield JamFactory - 13-05-17 - 16-07-17
Redcliff City Art Gallery - 11-08-17 - 12-09-17
Cairns Regional Art Gallery - 22-09-17 - 19-11-17
Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery - 08-12-17 - 04-02-18
Brisbane QUT Art Gallery - 11-04-18 - 28-05-18
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery - 08-06-18 - 05-08-18
Booragul Lake Macquire Regional Art Gallery - 07-09-18 - 21-10-18
Dubbo Western Plain Cultural Centre - 02-11-18 - 20-01-19
Darlinghurst Australian Design Centre - 01-02-19 - 31-03-19
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery - 13-04-19 - 09-06-19
Mornington Regional Art Gallery - 28-06-19 - 25-08-19
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery - 29-11-19 - 01-02-20
Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery - 06-03-20 - 26-04-20
Goolwa Signal Point Gallery - 15-05-20 - 19-07-20