VTS group work_2016

ISADORA VAUGHAN GAIA NOT THE GODDESS

Back
Installation view, Isadora Vaughan: Gaia not the Goddess. Photograph: Christian Capurro.

ISADORA VAUGHAN GAIA NOT THE GODDESS

2 Mar 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

In realising her large-scale sculptural forms, Isadora Vaughan reconsiders the basic properties of materials and their capacity to suggest meaning beyond themselves—poetic, political, organic or otherwise.

For this installation, Vaughan has worked with bio-composite materials that have lately been gaining traction in debates around sustainable development: fungal mycelium and a compound of hemp and lime variously marketed as Hempcrete or Hemplime, along with materials local to Heide: the Mt Gambier limestone of McGlashan and Everist’s iconic Heide II, and beeswax from Heide’s colonies.

Vaughan’s assemblages are entanglements of (once) living organisms, and inorganic and synthetic matter inflected by human interference. Following metaphorical and material connections through these assemblages, patterns freely emerge which link the cultural and natural histories embedded in the Heide site with broader ‘edgework’ in feminist theory and cultural anthropology.


Image: Installation view, Isadora Vaughan: Gaia not the Goddess. Photograph: Christian Capurro

Gallery Details

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road 
Bulleen VIC 3105
T: 9850 1500
E: info@heide.com.au
W: heide.com.au

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday
Public holidays
10am – 5pm

Admission
Adult $18
Concession $14
Children under 12 FREE
Members FREE
Gardens & Sculpture Park FREE
Seniors' Day every Tuesday $16

Get Directions

Gallery Info
Public Galleries Association Victoria (PGAV) Logo
Website by: