NotFair 2023
ALCHEMY

8 – 13 December 2023

333 Malvern Road, South Yarra VIC 3141

Biography

Dominic Kavanagh

Dominic Kavanagh is known for his sprawling sculptural installations of bricks, rubble and discarded objects, object-based assemblages, and mixed media epoxy resin works. The topic of ruins, especially the urban ruins he encounters in his local surrounds, plays a formative role in his creative process, from sourcing materials through to the character and design of an artwork. In his recent wall mounted sculptural works, Kavanagh renders architectural mirror panels and facades as mortal structures that have in turn succumbed to disease and infection. Here, ruin manifests in the form of pustulous explosions, bulges and haemorrhages across the mirror acrylic panels. Concrete and rusting wire seemingly burst through, glistening and throbbing. Kavanagh completed a BFA at Newcastle University and was awarded 1st class Honours in 2004. He later went on to complete a Master of Fine Art at Monash University in 2011. In 2012 he was awarded the aRtECYCLE Award and has since been shortlisted in numerous national art prizes including The Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize, The Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, The Incinerator Art Award, and The Substation Contemporary Art Prize. Kavanagh has held solo exhibitions at Anna Pappas, Rubicon, Incinerator Art Gallery, Bus, and Blindside Gallery, and appeared in curated exhibitions at Strange Neighbour, Bundoora Homestead and The Substation.

Works

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Twilight congregation 2023. Installation of concrete brick, red brick, rubble, wire, water, sand, found objects, crockery, pond, pump, hose, plantsDimensions variable

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Twilight congregation 2023. Installation of concrete brick, red brick, rubble, wire, water, sand, found objects, crockery, pond, pump, hose, plantsDimensions variable

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