Visual artist Nic Brown presents Glasslands; a new body of work which will be located amongst the garden beds of the historical Palm House at the Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Adelaide School of Art graduate, and recipient of the Kidman Art Watercolour Prize in 2009, Nic has developed 11 creative works that are not your everyday paintings. Glasslands is a site specific exhibition that combines the mediums of both painting and installation, which exhibits tiny Madagascan vistas painted onto PVC sheeting and staked into the dirt. The paintings mimic the botanical labels that classify the plant specimens, whilst at the same time offering an alternative view.
Nic’s subject matter is informed by the flora housed within the Palm House: the plants are indigenous to the unique arid-land of south-western Madagascar.
Nic says “My romanticized Madagascan landscapes are like little portholes to the world that plants come from. The paintings contextualize the plant specimens within the Palm House, and present the bystander with an opportunity to think about a place foreign to their own.”
As part of the SALA Festival, Nic will also be presenting her new video, Falling Skies, at the Queens Theatre as part of the SALA Moving Image Project, opening 6pm, Saturday 31st of July and concludes on the 14th August 2010.
The Glasslands exhibition runs from the 7th August 2010 – 5th September 2010 at Palm house, in the Adelaide Botanic Garden, North Tce, Adelaide, 10-4pm daily.
For more information on Glasslands, visit www.salafestival.com