Evocative and playful figurative forms
Curated by Annabelle Collett
This group exhibition is curated by South Australian visual arts dynamo Annabelle Collect and features artworks by more than thirty artists who are based in the City of Tea Tree Gully, metropolitan Adelaide, regional South Australia and interstate.
This exhibition explores the doll as a representation of the human figure, a cultural symbol or a curious object with an interesting story or tradition behind it. Over the years artists have turned to the doll as a medium of creative expression and they have often pushed the limits of doll design.
For The Doll Redefined some artists have produced new creepy or cuddly dolls. While others have transformed old dolls or assembled discarded doll components to create unconventional artworks that will inspire, delight or even perplex gallery audiences.
Artists in The Doll Redefined are Angela Bannon, Caitlin Bowe, Catherine Buddle,
Gary Campbell, Olga Cironis, Deb Drake, Melissa Gillespie, Tom Harris, Lynn Elzinga Henry, Karina Eames, Tash Evele, Melissa Gillespie, Leah Grace, Annabel Hume, Russell Leonard, Susie McMahon, Alison Main, Hanna Mancini, Maggie Moy, Samuel Mulcahy, Eija Murch-Lempinen, Helen Petersen, Vesna Petiq, Jenny Ramos, Koruna Schmidt Mumm, Jane Siddall, Jane Skeer, Ewa Skoczynska, Deb Sleeman, Trevor Smith, Niki Sperou, Wendy Springhall, Sarah Tickle, Kerry Youde and Annabelle Collett.
The Doll Redefined will be launched at Gallery 1855 on Sunday 15 April from 2-5pm and will be open to the public from Wednesday 18 April until Saturday 26 May 2018.