From Little Things Big Things Grow

Carly Fischer
Saturday, 17 February 2018 to Monday, 16 April 2018
Ren Gregoric

‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’ is a solo show by Carly Fischer explroing the complex and often contradictory relationship between cultural agency and its commodification in a contemporary, Australian context. Through sculptures that reconstruct some of these ideas from found and fabricated fragments, the exhibition considers how cultural and environmental awareness is re-packaged as contemporary design.

Image: Creating False Memories for a Place That Never Was, Part 2 (2016).Installation views and details at BLINDSIDE, Melbourne. Found Australian, Indonesian, African and Polynesian wooden souvenirs, found wooden household objects, pine, Tasmanian oak, balsa, bamboo, MDF, cotton, nylon, rocks, adhesives, acrylic paint and varnishes and audio soundscape (mixed in collaboration with Mieko Suzuki). Dimensions variable. Photo: Matthew Stanton.

+ Free entry

+ Audio loop available and wheelchair accessible

+ Suitable for all ages

Carly Fischer

Carly Fischer is a sculptural and audio installation artist from Melbourne, Australia. She recently completed a Masters of Fine Art at Monash University, studying under Professor Callum Morton, having previously graduated from RMIT University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours). Since 2000, she has exhibited widely in Australia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, the US, the UK and Japan, through solo, group and collaborative projects.

Since 2012, her installations have often included audio collaborations with sound artist and DJ Mieko Suzuki. Carly’s recent exhibitions include at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, The Art Gallery of Ballarat, Craft Victoria, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Gippsland Art Gallery and Helen Gory Galerie, Australia, KWADRAT and REH Kunst, Germany and MU Artspace, the Netherlands. She has been the recipient of grants such as the Australia Council Skills & Arts Development Grant and the Australia Council New Work Grant, the Australian Postgraduate Award and featured in publications such as Art Collector, Artlink, Vogue Living Australia, Berlin Art Link, The Age and Die Tageszeitung. She has previously lived and worked in Berlin and Tokyo and currently resides in Melbourne. - via