| NINA ROSE PRENDERGAST | SKYE MALU BAKER | ELLEN SAYERS 

08 -2020 A CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTISTS
   SURFACE TENSION   - A GROUP SHOW

A surface can be many things. It can be an exoskeleton, a carapace, a vitrine, reflecting, refracting and encasing. It can be porous, generously granting passage between different
atmospheres and acting as a way marker. A surface can also be an interface or manuscript, a meeting place between the recorder and the reader. Here, a history of material encounters
can be witnessed, both parties physically moulding and influencing one another. In Surface Tension, Nina Rose Prendergast, Ellen Sayers and Skye Malu Baker explore the significance of the surface across a range of practices, including sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Encompassing distinct formal approaches to surface, Surface Tension considers the deeper significance that surfaces hold for these three artists.


Skye Baker, Nina Rose Prendergast
& Ellen Sayers






DEATH METAL DRAPERY
Nina Rose Prendergast is a multidisciplinary artist, grateful to practice on Wurundjeri land. She is currently undertaking an Honours degree in Fine Arts (Visual Art) at the Victorian College of the Arts on scholarship, following the completion of her Bachelor’s in 2019. Nina obtained the National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association Award for her graduation installation and has work held in private collections throughout Australia. Nina has exhibited at galleries including Centre of Visual Art, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, George Paton Gallery, Trocadero Art Space, and Second Space Projects.

www.ninaroseprendergast.com
@wwwninacomau





CURSO CURSAS CUSARE
Practicing on Wurundjeri land, Skye Malu Baker’s works with painting, printmaking, performance and sculpture. Producing interior meditations upon the technologies that both enable and limit us, her work is interested in the slipperiness of symbols, narrative glitches and fragmented histories. Her work is held in private collections in Australia and the UK and she is currently completing her Honours year at the Victorian College of the Arts.



@harkthedark




CONTOUR
Previously working from Gippsland, Ellen Sayers now works on the unceded land of Wurundjeri, Melbourne. Sayers utilises the layered process of casting to create her bronze and concrete sculptures. Transferring drawing impressions into wood, through to concrete, plaster, wax or bronze this process renders the object as a map of its previous textural life. Her works speak to the wider system or governing bodies of control and the implication that it has on us day to day. Sayers was a finalist for the Montalto Sculpture Prize in 2017 and was the recipient for the Majlis Encouragement Award in 2014 and 2018.



@ellenasayers





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SURFACE TENSION