As a student at ANU, Townsend has focused bringing himself physically and conceptually closer to nature and its cycles of life, death and renewal through the practice of making sculpture. This highly process-driven and physical approach to his artwork brings time and the making process together as an act of meditation. He sets out to make sculptures that are completely revealing of the processes used to create them. Showing the weathering of the material’s previous life – its bends, cracks, trails of boring insects and water damage - he celebrates its imperfections rather than eliminating them from the creative dialogue.
Harry Townsend was awarded this exhibition by Belconnen Arts Centre as part of the Australian National University, School of Art, Emerging Artist Support Scheme.
Exhibition opening > Saturday 26 May > 2:00pm
Meet the artist > Sunday 3 June > 2:00pm
This page last modified: Saturday 9 June 2012