Image: Honor Freeman, Shape of tears, 2019, porcelain. Photo by Grant Hancock.
Proudly supported by the University of South Australia, the newest instalment of The Guildhouse Collections Project opens August 2 at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from UniSA alumnus Honor Freeman in conversation with Annabel Crabb as they launch this extraordinary new body of work, Ghost objects.
Freeman’s practice commemorates the smaller moments that are a constant rhythm of the everyday. Working in porcelain, she harnesses the mimetic qualities inherent in clay through the magic of slip casting, creating works that interact with ideas of liquid made solid. The porcelain casts echo the original objects; the liquid slip turns solid and becomes a precise memory of a past form – a ghost.
For this project, Freeman researched mourning objects and works of art that offer solace for grief within the Art Gallery of South Australia’s vast collection. Ghost objects responds to vessels and materials once used to collect tears of the mourning, while simultaneously interrogating contemporary everyday materials that dry or wipe away tears, such as handkerchiefs or vessels that metaphorically collect tears, such as buckets.
The Guildhouse Collections Project is delivered in partnership with the Art Gallery of South Australia and is supported by the University of South Australia.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Bookings will not be taken for this event, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.