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21 Jul 2017 - 17 Sep 2017 | 10.00am - 5.00pm

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre presents its inaugural Turbine Hall Commission, Blood on Silk: Last Seen by established Western Sydney artist, Fiona Davies.

For this new work Davies will transform the Turbine Hall by creating five suspended makeshift hospital rooms from handmade silk paper. Representing the merging of public and private spaces, Last Seen investigates the emotional landscape that carers and visitors have with the hospital environment experience.

Fiona Davies is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. Davies' works are multimedia installations encompassing both the real and simulated. She holds a B.Sc (UNSW) and Bachelor of Visual Art (UWS). She was awarded a MFA from Monash University.

Her current theoretical practice examines ICU medicalised dying, intertwining emotional knowledge with contemporary medical practices – specifically, definitions of death, the materiality of blood and processes of surveillance.  Her ongoing project, Blood on Silk (2009 - ) included working in collaboration with the late physicist Dr Domachuk.

She exhibits in both formal institutions and non-traditional spaces nationally and internationally.

The Turbine Hall Commissions offer visitors new perceptions of our architecture and public spaces through site responsive artworks.

Curated by Lizzy Marshall

Exhibition Launch: Friday 21 July, 6 - 9pm

Image credit: Hamish Ta-mé

Public Programs:

13 August 2 – 3pm | Artist’s Talk in Situ
Turbine Hall, free, no booking required
Join the artist, Fiona Davies, as she talks about her artistic practice and the on-going project, Blood on Silk.

23 August 11am – 1pm | Symposium - The Space of the Biomedical Body
Presented in conjunction with Sydney College of the Arts’ New Materialism in Contemporary Art (Practice Led Research Cluster).
All welcome. Free. For bookings: reception@casulapowerhouse.com

6 September 11am – 12pm | Curator’s Talk in Situ
Turbine Hall, free, no booking required
Join the curator, Lizzy Marshall, as she talks about the commissioned work, Blood on Silk: Last Seen.

16 September 10.30 - 12pm | DRAW TOGETHER 
$10, for 8 years and up. All materials supplied
Draw Together is a weekend drawing workshop designed for participants ages 10 and up.

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre:
Turbine Hall & Gallery


Phone02 9824 1121


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