Refrains composes a shared space of gestural relation between video and sculpture. Through expressions of form we stretch, compress, reconfigure, (manipulate, distort). Refrains uses rhythmic modulations to explore relationships between agency and the environment.
Tara O’Conal is an artist living in Melbourne, she is currently studying a Masters of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts. Nancy Downes specialises in installation, sculpture and painting, using tactile materials with light and space to create immersive, enveloping works. The imagery and materiality in her work provides cues toward the body, and investigates registers of human phenomena. Downes is currently located in Adelaide, and is involved in several local and interstate exhibitions, as well as an artist residency in Japan, throughout 2017.