Eloise Kirk

Eloise Kirk’s latest exhibition Northland is her most ambitious project yet. Her fragmented, nostalgic and mysterious works appear in an all-female show curated by new artist-run initiative The Curated Shelf.

Kirk, who works with collage, painting and assemblage, incorporates sculpture into her latest large-scale project, which features in Hobart’s new arts festival Hobiennale

“I wanted to upscale my work for this exhibition, and bring some more ambitious ideas to life and expand my work beyond the canvas,” Kirk says.

EloiseAugust17_5_LargeEloise Kirk, Image from Northland 2017Collage, resin, marine ply and acrylic, 120x60cm. 

Kirk gained her eclectic artistic qualifications outside of Tassie. She earned herself a Master of Visual Art at Sydney College of the Arts a few years back, did a stint at Canada’s Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and has also studied animal artistry at the Oregon Taxidermy Institute.

Kirk discovered the scientific artform of taxidermy while researching preserved objects and artefacts in museological collections for her Masters degree. At one stage, she incorporated the grim skill into her practice.

“I don’t use it anymore. I wish I still had time to do taxidermy as a hobby — I have several skins waiting for me in my freezer. I suppose taxidermy still influences my practice in a way, because I am still interested in exploring frozen and suspended worlds.”

21761808_1336611509795655_280830429868005050_nEloise Kirk Steep Rock, 2017. Collage, resin and acrylic on linen, 35x45cm.

Housed on the upper level of Glebe’s Domain house, Northland is accompanied by Intraference — a complementary collection of sound work projects, consisting of sounds sourced from nature and historical recordings, curated by local micro-broadcasting station Radio 33.

EloiseAugust17_6_LargeEloise Kirk, Image from Northland 2017Collage, resin, marine ply and acrylic, 120x60cm. 

Head down to Domain House to see the show. Hobiennale wraps up November 12. ­­­


Domain House, Glebe

November 3-12

Opening hours: 11:00am – 4:00pm






















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