Sculptural figures from ‘found’ objects

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ARTIST Sally Simpson lives on a small farm at Wamboin.  

Sally Simpson, "Kneeling Figure #01".
Sally Simpson, “Kneeling Figure #01”.
A graduate of the College of Fine Arts Sydney and the ANU School of Art, where she completed a Master of Philosophy in Practice-Led Research in Sculpture, Simpson was the recipient of the Meroogal Women’s Art Award in 2006, and in 2007, was awarded the ANU School of Art Student Drawing Prize.

A major exhibition of Simpson’s sculptural works was opened at ANCA Gallery in Dickson last night by artist and writer Kim Mahood.

Exploring the relationship between humans and the land, “Precipice,” she says, has been inspired by specific sites.

Simpson collected animal skulls, wire, grass, horse and human hair, clay, string and organic pigments, recreating them into kneeling figures and comments, “I attempt to continue the timeless tradition of humans making artefacts from materials at hand in order to make sense of the natural world.”

“Precipice”, by Sally Simpson, at ANCA Gallery 1 Rosevear Place Dickson, until August 18,  midday to 5pm Wednesday to Sunday.

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