Roberta Thornley

Round and Round

17 November - 23 December 2015

The cycle of growth, death and decay continue as important themes in Roberta Thornley’s practice.

In this most recent body of work she circles the garden below her studio, collecting and creating relics that bind present and past. Round and Round.

The bush below my studio is used by kids who live in the neighbouring properties. With this series of photographs I circled and explored the world they had created. I looked for the elusive players but never found them. Sometimes I would see bushes and foliage hacked off at the knees … scalps of leaves lying on the ground … and wondered whether the garden had become more violent since I started working there. I’ve still never seen them. I’ve heard their voices. But I’ve never seen them.

Photography: Kallan MacLeod

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Roberta Thornley
String
2015
archival pigment ink photograph on Hahnemühle photo rag
1000mm H x 670mm W
Edition: 5 + 2 AP

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Roberta Thornley
Cut
2015
archival pigment ink photograph on Hahnemühle photo rag
670mm H x 450mm W
Edition: 5 + 2 AP

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Roberta Thornley
Forget-me-not
2015
archival pigment ink photograph on Hahnemühle photo rag
1000mm H x 670mm W
Edition: 5 + 2 AP

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Roberta Thornley
Quilt
2015
archival pigment ink photograph on Hahnemühle photo rag
670mm H x 1000mm W
Edition: 5 + 2 AP

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Roberta Thornley
Tissue
2015
archival pigment ink photograph on Hahnemühle photo rag
670mm H x 1000mm W
Edition: 5 + 2 AP

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Roberta Thornley
Moss
2015
Archival pigment ink photograph on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
1000mm H x 670mm W
Edition: 5 + 2 AP

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Roberta Thornley
Round and Round
2015
archival pigment ink photograph on Hahnemühle photo rag
1000mm H x 670mm W
Edition: 5 + 2 AP

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Roberta Thornley
True Lovers' Knot
2015
archival pigment ink photograph on Hahnemühle photo rag
1000mm H x 670mm W
Edition: 5 + 2 AP

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Roberta Thornley
Weed
2015
archival pigment ink photograph on Hahnemühle photo rag
670mm H x 450mm W
Edition: 5 + 2 AP

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Round and Round
December 2015
Installation View

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Round and Round
December 2015
Installation View

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Round and Round
December 2015
Installation View

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Round and Round
December 2015
Installation View

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Round and Round
December 2015
Installation View

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Round and Round
December 2015
Installation View