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28 January – 25 February 2012

James and Eleanor Avery are British-born artists who have been collaborating on large scale sculpture and installation projects since 2004 and are currently based between London and Brisbane. The artists’ collaborations are generally site specific and in their many forms explore notions of days out, armchair tourism and cult ideology, mixed up with a science fiction aesthetic. Their works are ambitious in scale and often indicate an underlying system of meaning. Their works are embedded with historical references and political observation and frequently suggest a social space for audience participation.

The Golden Hind is a site of disparate iconographic objects and imagery which reference contested spaces and indoctrinated belief systems.  James and Eleanor will present a pair of golden thread wall drawings set above a floor projected video work.  It’s an oppositional space where the hunter hunts and the hunted is hunted.

James and Eleanor Avery have held collaborative exhibitions at Schwartz Gallery, London; Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane; Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne; Studio Trisorio, Rome; Grantpirrie, Sydney; Sherman Galleries Artbox, Sydney; Metro Arts, Brisbane; Artspace, Sydney; and Spike Island, Bristol, UK and have had work included in curated group exhibitions at 3+1 Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon, Portugal; Battersea Pump House Gallery, London; MOP, Sydney; Accademia di Romania, Rome; and The British School at Rome. Studio residencies include the University of Sydney Power Institute for the Arts studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Australia Council Visual Arts Board studio at The British School at Rome; Artspace, Sydney; Spike Island, Bristol, UK. James Avery studied Fine Art at the University of Warwick, UK and Eleanor studied Fine Art at the University of Central England, Birmingham, UK.

James and Eleanor Avery are represented by Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane.

Exhibition Documentation

Image: James and Eleanor Avery Golden Hind 2012. Installation view at Boxcopy.