Beth Arnold, Round Dance Part 1, 2018
Performance with chloroprene balloon and foot pump.
MADA Faculty Gallery, Melbourne.
Performers: Beth Arnold and Rosie Leverton.
MOVEMENT + ART, curated by John Nixon.
Photo: Emil Toonen.
This was the first of a two-part performance by Beth Arnold and Jude Walton, Round Dance, 2018.
Beth Arnold uses the framework of a sculptural practice to work with and respond to sites. A continuing focus of her practice has been developing an expanded understanding of site, where context is crucial and site is positioned as a shifting environment of multiple relations. The sites Arnold responds to are situated in the construct of the everyday and explore the complexities of the built environment. Through her work, Arnold considers relationships of temporality, narratives and intimacy within space. Often subtle in nature, works are generated in the form of installations, performance and photography.
Arnold completed her Master of Fine Arts (by Research) at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne in 2010 and has shown widely since 2004. Solo exhibitions have been held at Testing Grounds, Melbourne (2016), the Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne (2012) and Sutton Project Gallery, Melbourne (2011).
Curated exhibitions include, Elapse presented by KINGS at the Hobiennale Arts Festival, Hobart (2017), Exhibition RAIR#7 presented by Kaus Australis, Rotterdam (2012) and Gestures and Procedures (2010) at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Her work has been selected for the McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award (2014), the Lorne Sculpture Biennale (2014) and she has been the recipient of a number of awards and grants including a City of Melbourne Laneway Commission (2008), Australia Council for the Arts project funding (2016) and the Australian Postgraduate Award (2009).
Site-responsive installation with timber and textiles, dimensions variable
Installation view, Rosney Schoolhouse Gallery, Hobart, 3–12 November 2017
Elapse, curated by Tara O’Conal, presented by KINGS
Hobiennale Arts Festival
Photos: Beth Arnold.
Beth Arnold, Plane and Field, 2016
Performance/installation with 14 units of glass installed in overhead frame and 11 umbrellas
Installation view, Testing Grounds, Melbourne
Performer: Beth Arnold.
Photo: Christo Crocker.