Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley
Caitlin Yardley

Spill: the insistent body

Caitlin Yardley

 

6 March to 12 April 2009

The history of Heathcote Museum and Gallery was explored from a unique perspective in the exhibition Spill: the insistent body by artist Caitlin Yardley, which officially opened on Friday, 6 March 2009.

 

Caitlin Yardley's works were concerned with the liquid materiality of paint, drawing from its metaphorical associations with the body and gender. The exhibition addresses ideas of containment and disorder paying particular attention to representations of the female patients who once resided at Heathcote Mental Reception Home. Through the use of poured paint and clinical objects the feminine body is admitted with its historical and biological suggestions of contrary, eccentric and unprincipled excess.

 

The paintings in Spill aimed to re-position the struggle between controlled and institutional systems of process and alchemical chance.

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Goolugatup Heathcote Cultural Precinct and the City of Melville acknowledge the Bibbulmun people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we stand and pay respect to the Whadjuk people, and Elders past, present, future.

 

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