TOUCHING ART OF THE LONELY
ELIZABETH Bills’ upcoming exhibition is dedicated to the lonely.
The young artist and curator’s new collection of work brings together eight artists who delve into their own experiences with loneliness through tactile sculpture installations.
Bills said loneliness was an issue that struck a chord with everyone.
“Loneliness is a subject that is rarely voiced and often just whispered about,” she said.
The exhibition has been developed with the help of DADAA, with a free audio described and tactile tour scheduled for May 6.
“This exhibition is exciting because it is breaking new ground, it’s the first exhibition in Perth to consider accessibility from the inception of artwork,” Bills said.
“Under the mentorship of staff from DADAA the artist brief was constructed around creating tactile, interactive and immersive works.
“To challenge a tradition of passive visual engagement, artists have successfully created artworks and a performance with multiple sensory layers.”
For the Lonely is at the PS Art Space from May 7 to May 19.
A piece from the exhibition.