OUR DAY OUT yourspace

Eleanor Avery & James Avery

Exhibition Dates
15 February - 10 March 2007

Through their artistic collaborations, Eleanor and James Avery comment on life's many transitory moments and liminal spaces. 

Overview

Through their artistic collaborations, Eleanor and James Avery comment on life's many transitory moments and liminal spaces. OUR DAY OUT yourspace was an installation project that engaged the audience in a semi-participatory excursion through the sculptural and emotional terrain of armchair tourism. Timber, glitter and cardboard constructs referenced the iconography of heritage ruins and castles merged with popular motifs of early space travel.

 

Remnants of piers are surrounded by empty picnic tables, party lights hang over abandoned fairgrounds, and models of oil rigs toy with notions of scale. This eclectic assemblage of materials created a micro world of discovery riddled with precarious objects and curious facades.

Eleanor Avery & James Avery, 'OUR DAY OUT yourspace', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2007