ERRAND WORKSHOP 2011

LOUISE HASELTON
ERRAND WORKSHOP
CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE OF SA

2011

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CACSA PROJECTS #6 presents Errand Workshop, the major solo exhibition by local artist and educator Louise Haselton. This ongoing SALA Festival presentation builds on the CACSA’s commitment to presenting the best South Australian contemporary visual arts practice, continuing on from last year’s highly successful multi-site project CACSA CONTEMPORARY 2010: THE NEW NEW.

Louise Haselton’s predominately sculptural practice brings together unexpected and unusual combinations of everyday and found objects, exploring the connections between seemingly disparate materialities. The artist reclaims and re-presents materials to explore the boundaries of taste and kitsch, especially in relation to the feminine. More recently Haselton’s practice has revealed an interest in animism—the belief that inanimate objects have the capacity to generate a force or energy—through interaction between materials, forms and surfaces. Of her work Haselton has said, “My practice is one that values things unnoticved, the makeshift, slipshod, cobbled together. It is one that looks for a way to see beauty in the unkempt, to redeem the unworthy. I like to play in a space that can provoke attraction, fascination, repulsion.”

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